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Cold wave grips Vidarbha; mercury dips to 5°C in Nagpur

india Updated: Dec 29, 2014 18:09 IST
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As cold wave gripped Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, temperatures in Nagpur on Monday dropped to a chilling five degree Celsius, the lowest recorded in 45 years, weather officials said.

Assistant meteorologist AS Khan told PTI that Nagpur had witnessed a minimum of 5.5 degree Celsius in 1968 on December 29.

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.