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Jan 03, 2013 at 02:07pm IST

North India shivers, classes up to 8th standard suspended in Jaipur

New Delhi: North India continued to battle a harsh winter with the mercury dropping to three degrees below normal at most places.

Delhi experienced its coldest day in 44 years with even day time temperatures dipping to 9.8 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was 4.8 degrees, two notches below normal and it's been hovering around 4 degrees Celsius - the season's lowest minimum recorded.

The cold wave is spreading over Rajasthan too, where Churu district was the coldest at 1.6 degrees. In Jaipur, government and private schools till Class eight, have been told to shut down till January 12. And the classes for students from 9th standard to 12th standard will begin only at 10am.

With additional information from PTI

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