Vidarbha in grip of cold, chill to continue

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Nagpur, Feb 2 (UNI) The entire Vidarbha region is reeling under cold wave conditions and has braced itself for continued chill as the met department has forecast that minimum temperature was likely to dip to 4 degrees Celsius in the next 24 hours.

With dry weather over the region, the night temperature is likely to be 4 degrees Celsius or below in Vidarbha over the next 24 hours, the Met office here said.

Severe cold wave conditions and dry weather will prevail over the region, it added.

Minimum temperatures declined in most areas, and was markedly below normal over the region, the weatherman said.

The minimum temperatures recorded at various places in Vidarbha were as follows (in degrees Celsius): Akola 7.7, Amravati 9.6, Bramhapuri 8.7, Buldhana 9.0, Gondia 7.4, Washim 10.6, Wardha 7.5, Yavatmal 11.2 and Nagpur 7.4.

Meanwhile, cold has claimed three lives in Vidarbha, including two in Amravati and one in Wardha district.

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