Sunday, Jan 9 saw Delhi reeling under the coldest day ever in the last 20 years. In fact the whole of North India is suffering from the extreme weather situation. Uttar Pradesh saw 13 deaths on Sunday alone taking the number of casualties to 81. The icy winds are not helping matter either.
Delhi recorded a temperature of 5 degrees putting life to a standstill. Schools and colleges remained closed. Its not just humans that had to bear the brunt of the chill, animals too seemed to be hit adversely.
Punjab on the other hand had to face challenges of a different kind. Cultivation was hit with farmers suffering huge losses. The temperature there was 5 - 7 degrees below normal. The cold wave is acting as a major deterrent to normal life. The met department has forecasted further worsening of climatic conditions.