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North India freezes,1 dies in Saurashtra

india Updated: Jan 21, 2008 21:55 IST

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Cold conditions revived in most states of north India on Monday with Adampur in Punjab reeling at minus 3.6 degrees Celsius even as one person died in Saurashtra region due to the winter chill.

Icy winds blowing from the hilly areas of Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir brought down the minimum temperature in the national capital to five degrees Celsius, four notches below normal, MeT officials said.

On Sunday, the minimum temperature here was 6.4 degrees Celsius.

A youth working at a teashop died in Saurasthra this morning due to cold, police said. The total number of deaths in the region this winter has risen to five.

Most parts of Punjab and Haryana experienced chilly conditions. While Amritsar recorded a minimum of minus one degree, Ludhiana had a low of 1.1 degrees.

Bright sunshine failed to warm Chandigarh residents, who experienced the chill during the night as the low settled at 4 degrees, two notches below normal.

Rajasthan also continued to reel under cold conditions with Churu recording a low of minus two degrees.

In Himachal Pradesh, capital Shimla was under the influence of severe cold wave recording the season's coldest night at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, four below normal.

In Haryana, Narnaul was the coldest place recording a low of 1 degree Celsius, while Ambala also shivered at 1.6 C.

The weathermen in Mumbai, where temperature has dropped significantly in the past few days, said it was a temporary phenomenon and was likely to change in the coming days.

They attributed the drop to the cold wave in north India and Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.