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Cold wave tightens grip in North India

india Updated: Dec 17, 2007 02:51 IST
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The hill resort of Mount Abu in Rajasthan groaned under freezing temperature as cold wave tightened its grip in North India with mercury plummeting several notches below normal at many places on Sunday.

Night-time temperature in Mount Abu plunged to minus three degrees Celsius as the desert state of Rajasthan reeled under intense cold with temperatures dipping steadily in the past few days.

Churu and Pilani shivered at 0.9 and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively while residents of the Pink City Jaipur, which recorded a low of 3.6 degrees, woke up to a chilly morning.

Mercury dipped to 3.8 degrees Celsius in Sriganganagar as North-Westerlies blowing in some parts of the state added to woes of the denizens.

A sunny morning greeted Delhi-ites though the minimum temperature nosedived to 4.4 degrees from Saturday's eight degrees Celsius.

Air and rail traffic operated smoothly as the Met office predicted light showers in the national capital in the next two days.

Cold wave intensified in Punjab and Haryana with mercury plunging one to five notches below normal in the plains confining people indoors.

Union Territory of Chandigarh experienced the coldest day of the season with mercury touching a low of 3.4 degrees celsius, down by four degrees.

Jalandhar and Amritsar in Punjab reeled at 1.4 degrees and 1.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Dense fog at some places disrupted vehicular traffic.