Horror in North Ind:Death toll rises to 233 due to Cold wave

New Delhi, Jan 10: There is no respite for people living in North India from cold. Mercury levels in North India on Thursday, Jan 10 continued to be low. At least 34 more deaths have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll to 233.

Delhiites, who had experienced the wrath of this winter season, may get some relief as minimum temperature rose to 4.4 degree Celsius from its previous 3.3 degree Celsius.

India Meteorological (MeT) Department on Thursday informed that in some parts of UP mercury dipped to sub-zero levels.

Met office sources said in Lucknow that mercury fell to sub-zero levels in Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Ghazipur, Kanpur and Lucknow and the minimum temperature was around ten notches below normal. Gorakhpur and Ghazipur with minus one degree Celsius were the coldest places in the state followed by Lucknow with minus 0.7 degree Celsius.

People in parts of Punjab and Haryana woke up to a bright sunny day after days of foggy weather but there was no let up in cold conditions. It was freezing cold in Punjab's Adampur, which recorded a minimum temperature of 0.6 degree Celsius, down four notches. Bathinda, too, experienced a cold night at 1.2 degree Celsius, three below normal.

Rajasthan also reeled under cold wave condition with Churu being the coldest place at 0.2 degree Celsius. While Sriganganagar recorded 1.7 degree Celsius, Pilani and Vanasthali recorded minimum of 2.1 and 3.1 degree Celsius.

Uttarakhand experienced a let-up in biting cold with most of the places including Dehradun and those in the higher reaches registering a marginal rise in temperature. Dehradun, where the mercury had dropped to half degree below freezing point on Tuesday making it the coldest day of the season in the city in 68 years, recorded a minimum of 1.9 degree Celsius.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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