Cold wave intensifies in north India, dense fog at many places
Cold wave intensified in Jammu and Ladakh regions on Friday while dense fog affected normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and affected the schedules of over 70 flights in the national capital.delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2010 18:38 IST
Cold wave intensified in Jammu and Ladakh regions on Friday while dense fog affected normal life in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and affected the schedules of over 70 flights in the national capital.
The current spell of cold wave has left 491 people dead, with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for 462 victims.
Night temperature slipped to 3.6 degrees C, 4.4 deg C below normal in Jammu, against 4.6 deg C yesterday.
Banihal continued to be the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir with a minimum of 2 deg C. In frontier region of Ladakh, Kargil recorded a low of minus 12.8 deg C, while Leh recorded a minimum of minus 10.8 deg C.
In Kashmir valley, Srinagar, recorded a low of minus 1.3 deg C, against minus 2.9 deg C yesterday.
Pahalgam, a hill resort in south Kashmir, was the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 3.7 deg C, against minus 4 deg C yesterday.
Minimum temperature dipped by up to five degrees below normal in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
Amritsar was the coldest place at minus 1.2 deg C, while Ludhiana and Patiala had a low of 5.7 deg C and 6.4 deg C. Chandigarh recorded a low of 6.8 deg C and Ambala 4.6 deg C.
High altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh reeled under intense cold conditions due to sub-zero temperature though the weather remained pleasant in Shimla, the Queen of Hills, in the absence of rain or snow.
Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul & Spiti district, was the coldest place in the state with night temperature of minus 9.6 deg C, while Kalpa in Kinnaur district had a low of minus 3.6 deg C.