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Delhi private schools asked to remain closed till Jan 15 due to severe cold wave

Delhi government on Sunday advised to keep all private schools closed till January 15 due to cold wave. The Delhi government's advisory comes on a day when Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 1.9 degrees Celsius.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday advised to keep all private schools closed till January 15 due to cold wave. The Delhi government’s advisory comes on a day when Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 1.9 degrees Celsius.

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The circular said, “In continuation of the earlier circular of DOE (Directorate of Education) all private schools in Delhi are advised to remain closed till January 15, 2023.” Delhiites were shivering on Sunday morning as the temperature was recorded at 1.9 degree Celsius, the second lowest in the last 10 years.

The India Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a red alert for the next 24 to 48 hours (till Sunday and Monday), warning of severe cold conditions in parts of north India including Delhi. According to the IMD, “Severe cold wave conditions are still prevailing at most places in Delhi, and the region has been recording very low temperatures for the last four days.”

Dense fog had also intensified in Delhi in recent days and severe fog prevailed at IGI airport from 2:30 am to 11:30 am yesterday, making it the longest fog of the season, senior IMD scientist told ANI. Made It predicted that cold wave and cold day conditions are likely to continue over northwest India during the next two days.

Sunday was the foggiest day of the season in Lucknow. People going to work in the morning faced problems due to poor visibility. A thick layer of fog has brought down the temperature in the city. According to the IMD, the minimum temperature in the western Himalayan region increased by two to four degrees Celsius and remained above normal.

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“Expected effect and action are suggested due to dense fog at night and morning over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during next 2-3 days,” the IMD said on Saturday.

Cold wave and dense fog gripped Patna and other parts of the state as well. During the same period, the minimum temperature was much below normal in many parts of north and central India. Churu recorded the lowest minimum temperature of zero degree Celsius on Saturday.

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