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North India braves the cold as temperatures continue to dip


Mufti Islah, Meenakshi Upreti, CNN-IBN
Dec 31, 2013 at 02:28pm IST

New Delhi: The temperatures in North India continue to remain low. Delhi continued to be chilly on Tuesday, with the minimum temperature recorded at 4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The met department has forecast light rain during the day.

"The day will remain cloudy with light rain expected during the day," said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The national capital recorded a total rainfall of 6.4 mm since Monday.

The temperature in Srinagar has gone down to -5.3. Srinagar received over 5 inches of snow affecting road, rail and air traffic. Jammu-Srinagar highway too has been shut. The Kashmir valley is also receiving heavy snowfall, cutting off the valley.

In Uttar Pradesh, there were overnight rains in many parts of the state, the Met Office said the winter chill had set in.

The night temperature in Lucknow were recorded at 1.7 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest night in many years.

According to the weather office, Muzaffarnagar was the coldest Monday with night temperatures plummeting to 0.3 degrees.

Mercury fell to 1.2 degrees in Kanpur, forcing people to stay indoors. The fall of temperatures in the past two days has been steep and the night temperatures have fallen by more than 3.3 degrees.

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