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IMD: Cold wave conditions to prevail over North India including Delhi-NCR

The outbreak of cold wave continues in North India including the country's capital Delhi. Delhi NCR recorded a temperature of 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday and the IMD said that there will be severe cold in the coming days.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: With the end of the month of December, the cold wave continues to wreak havoc. Due to the cold wave conditions, Delhiites felt cold throughout the day even on Christmas. The capital Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 5.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning, which is three notches below normal.

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The minimum temperature in the Ridge area was recorded at 4.9 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, making it the coldest place in the capital. ‘Dense’ to ‘very dense’ fog prevailed in parts of the National Capital Region and Haryana, Punjab, West Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan.

According to the forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), foggy conditions will continue in these areas for the next few days. Even today, there is no hope of relief from the cold. The weather has become very cold in the whole of North India including Delhi NCR.

However, it is a matter of gratitude that due to sunshine in the day in many places, people definitely got relief from the cold. Severe outbreak of cold wave is being seen in many places including Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar. Meanwhile, rain is expected to continue at many places in South India even today.

On Sunday, the minimum temperature of the capital went down around 4 degrees. The maximum temperature was recorded at 16.2 degrees. Which is 5 degrees less than normal. At the same time, the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.3 degrees. It remained 3 degrees below normal.

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According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was 14.1 degrees in Palam, 15 degrees in Gurugram, 14.5 degrees in Ghaziabad, 13.7 degrees in Jafarpur, 13.4 degrees in Mangeshpur, 15.5 degrees in Najafgarh, 15.6 degrees in Noida, 15 degrees in Mayur Vihar. While the minimum temperature of Lodi Road was 5 degrees, Aya Nagar’s only 3.5 degrees and Ridge’s 3 degrees.

According to the Meteorological Department, dense fog remained in many parts of Punjab and Haryana. Bathinda in Punjab recorded a minimum temperature of three degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal, Amritsar recorded a temperature of four degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana, the industrial hub of Punjab, recorded a temperature of 5.6 degrees Celsius. Pathankot, Faridkot and Gurdaspur recorded minimum temperatures of 6, 4.6 and 5.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

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