Cold wave grips Vidarbha; mercury dips to 5 degrees in Nagpur

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Nagpur, Dec 29: As cold wave gripped Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, temperatures in Nagpur today dropped to a chilling five degree Celsius, the lowest recorded in 45 years, weather officials said.

Assistant Meteorologist A S Khan told PTI that the city had witnessed a minimum of 5.5 degree Celsius in 1968 on December 29.

Coldwave

Nagpur and adjoining areas have been experiencing extreme cold conditions since last two days when mercury dipped to 6.1 and 5 degrees, Khan said.

The cold wave is expected to continue for three more days and temperatures may change rise only after January 1, he added.

PTI

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