Cold wave continues to grip North India

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): People continue to shiver from the freezing cold wave in North India on Wednesday.

In New Delhi, the temperature recorded this morning was 4.4 degree Celsius as against the 3.7 degree Celsius -the lowest this season on Tuesday.

As per reports, the cold wave is expected to continue till January 7.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Leh registered a low of minus 20 degrees Celsius, even though the minimum temperatures across the region appreciated by several degrees.

Other parts of the Kashmir Valley saw night temperatures also appreciating. The Gulmarg skiing resort recorded a low of minus 9.2 degree Celsius, which was 2.5 degrees higher than Tuesday.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the Kashmir Valley near the Jawahar Tunnel recorded a temprature of minus 8.4 degree Celsius, while Kokernag in Anantnag District witnessed a night temperature of minus 7.5 degree Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, minimum temperatures dropped sharply. Hisar recorded a low of 2.7 degree Celsius, down two notches.

In Rajasthan, capital Jaipur recorded a lowest temperature of 2.1 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal.

In Uttarakhand, a severe cold wave alongwith fog and frost threw the normal life out of gear at many places.

The MET Department predicts that weather will clear during next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Gangotri Highway has been re-opened after a bout of heavy snowfall whereas around 20 tourists belonging to Delhi and Kolkata, who were struck at Harsil, have gone back after the opening of the route. (ANI)

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