COLD WAVE

  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius February 22, 2014

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh...
  • Muzaffarnagar shivers at 1.9 degrees C as mercury dips in UP February 13, 2014

    The minimum temperatures dropped across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday withMuzaffarnagar being the coldest at 1.9 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that night temperature appreciably fell in Gorakhpur division; fell in Varanasi,Faizabad, Kanpur, Meerut and changed little in the remaining divisions of the state. They were markedly below normal in Faizabad, Kanpur...
  • Mercury dips again, Sri Ganganagar coldest at 3.7 degrees Celsius February 13, 2014

    Cold wave conditions on Thursday revived in the northern region of Rajasthan, whereSri Ganganagar recorded a minimum temperature of 3.7 degrees C, the MeT said. Mercury dipped by one to three degrees C at many places in border districts of the state, including Churu which recorded 4.4 deg C, while...
  • Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand; winter chill returns in UP February 8, 2014

    With heavy snowfall in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the Met Office said on Saturday the winter chill might return in Uttar Pradesh for a brief period. It has been snowing in Badrinath, Joshimath, Hemkunt Sahib, Auli of the hill state Uttarakhand for the last two days, and the weatherman said the temperatures here...
  • Mercury dipped in Rajasthan, Mount Abu coldest at 1 degree Celsius January 25, 2014

    Fog on Saturday enveloped many parts of Rajasthan where mercury dipped further even as Mount Abu was the coldest place in the desert state recording a minimum temperature of 1 degree Celsius. Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state on Sunday. The mercury plummeted further at the sole hill...
  • North India continues to shiver, moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: North India continues to shiver with temperatures dipping below normal in most part of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Punjab. Despite dry weather, the minimum temperature dropped by 9 degrees at Kelong to minus 12.4 degree celsius in Himachal Pradesh while Srinagar in Jammu and...
  • Heavy snowfall in J&K, JammuSrinagar highway remains shut January 23, 2014

    Srinagar: The cold wave has intensified across North India with heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The JammuSrinagar highwat was shut for second consecutive day on Thursday. While university exams have been postponed, most districts are cut off as power has not been fully restored. Drinking water has also been...
  • Chilly Wednesday for residents as rains, icy winds return January 22, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh experienced a chilly Wednesday morning led by sporadic rain along with icy winds. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The change in weather comes on a day when primary schools in the state capital reopen after a monthlong extended winter vacations. According to the Met Department, low...
  • JammuSringar National Highway closed after snowfall January 22, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294km SrinagarJammu national highway has been closed due to heavy snowfall. The Jawahar Tunnel and Patnitop areas of the key road are blocked. Srinagar has received 6 inches of snow since Tuesday night. The MET Department has said a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) would affect Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Mercury dips further as cold waves intensify; Mount Abu coldest at 1.4 deg Celcius January 20, 2014

    Cold waves and fog intensified further on Monday as mercury plummeted in most parts of Rajasthan with Mount Abu, sole hill station in the state, recording the lowest temperature of 1.4 degrees Celsius. The plain areas of Churu, Bikaner, Pilani and Jaipur were hit by icy winds and the mercury dipped...
  • Schools reopen after weather clears in UP January 20, 2014

    With the weather clearing up in Uttar Pradesh, schools for classes 6th to 12th reopened in Lucknow on Monday after a long winter vacation. This follows reversal of an earlier order by the district magistrate who had ordered the closure of all schools up to class 12th till Jan 22. However, classes...
  • Two more die of cold in UP; cold wave persists January 19, 2014

    Two persons died due to cold in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district in past 24 hours even as cold wave continued in the state. While two persons, including a woman, reportedly died due to cold, a 55yearold man was killed when the wall of a mud house collapsed due to rain in...
  • North India shivers as cold wave continues January 19, 2014

    Cold conditions continue to prevail in North India. Snowfall in Uttrakhand has dropped the temperature further down. In Delhi too, rains have intensified the cold wave. Fifteen people have lost their lives so far in Uttar Pradesh and ten others have died due to the cold wave in the capital....
  • One more Muzaffarnagar riot victim dies due to cold, over 200 seek shelter January 17, 2014

    At least 219 displaced families of worst riothit areas of Muzaffarnagar, which were "forced" to vacate relief camps, on Wednesday appealed the government to provide a temporary shelter to them to escape cold, while one more affected person died due to the harsh weather in Shamli. Sub Divisional Magistrate Shalender Pratap...
  • Fog disrupts life in UP, adds to chill January 16, 2014

    Lucknow witnessed heavy fog on Thursday morning, even as the intense cold conditions continued to prevail in the state.According to the Met officials, the intense cold conditions would continue till weekend. With very low visibility, the Indian Railways has announced the cancellation of two dozen trains till Jan 30, extending the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 60yearold victim who moved out of relief camp succumbs to cold wave January 16, 2014

    A 60yearold woman, who had fled her village after riots last year and later moved out of relief camp in Shahpur due to alleged government pressure, on Wednesday died due to cold near the camp. Mehmooden, a widow, was living with her four sons at a temporary shelter near the camp....
  • Rajasthan gets respite from cold as temperature rises January 14, 2014

    Icy winds abated in Rajasthan and temperatures rose, bringing relief to residents of the desert state after the harsh cold wave sweeping the region claimed several lives in the last few days. "However, two trains were rescheduled and 11 delayed due to mist or foggy conditions in parts of Rajasthan. Temperatures...
  • Cold conditions abate at some places in Punjab and Haryana January 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Biting cold conditions sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the past several days on Tuesday abated at some places even as foggy conditions prevailed in the region. Chandigarh on Tuesday recorded a minimum of 8.6 degree C as compared to yesterday 6.9 degree C, the MeT said. In Haryana, Ambala registered...
  • UP shivers as Lucknow records season's coldest day January 14, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver in the intense cold on Tuesday, as the minimum temperature in Lucknow dropped to 5.6 degrees Celsius on Monday the coldest day this winter. Monday was the coldest day in the state capital with the maximum temperatures dropping to below 13 degrees Celsius, a...
  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar January 14, 2014

    Cold wave conditions eased in northern India on Monday although the winter chill led to two deaths in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Residents of Kashmir Valley got some respite from the freezing cold with the mercury rising several notches in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of...
  • Temperatures dip below normal in MP as cold intensifies January 13, 2014

    Severe cold conditions continued to persist in most parts of Madhya Pradesh with several places recording temperatures below the normal mark. Damoh was the coldest place in the state on Sunday with a minimum temperature of 4.0 degrees Celsius while Guna recorded a minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius even as...
  • Cold waves kill 2 in Muzaffarnagar, 6 children at night shelter camps fall ill January 13, 2014

    Two persons, including a woman, died due to cold even as six children living in night shelter camps fell ill in Shamli district, officials sources said. Irshad (55) died on Sunday after he fell ill due to cold at Gangeru village. Icy winds have been sweeping the region for some days. In...
  • Icy winds resurface, Mount Abu shivers at 0.6 C January 10, 2014

    Cold conditions further gripped Rajasthan as the night temperature plummeted one to five degrees Celsius at most places in the state with icy winds sweeping the region and affecting normal life. Due to fog and mist in neighbouring states of MadhyaPradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, departure of AjmerJabalpur Express train (number...
  • Two killed in road mishap due to dense fog in Masauli January 10, 2014

    Two persons were killed and 10 others injured when a roadways bus rammed into a stationary truck amidst dense fog in Masauli area here, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday when the bus was going to Gonda from Lucknow and collided with the truck parked alongside a...
  • Eight die of cold as Lucknow shivers at 3 degree Celsius January 10, 2014

    At least eight people fell prey to the biting cold in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Friday. The deaths were reported from Varanasi, Ballia, Jaunpur, Bhadohi, Azamgarh and Ghazipur. All schools up to class 8 were closed on Friday as the weather worsened over the last few days. Lucknow District Magistrate Anurag Yadav...
  • Foggy morning in Delhi, North India reels under cold wave January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no respite from cold wave in the North India. The national capital woke up to a dense fog cover on Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling two notches below average at 5 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast a clear day ahead. "The day...
  • Dense fog claims 5 lives as mercury dips January 10, 2014

    Dense fog claimed five lives in accidents in different parts of the state, even as light to moderate rains occurred at some places. Two motorcycleborne youths were killed after they were knocked down by an unidentified vehicle due to fog early on Thursday morning in Atraulia police station area of Azamgarh,...
  • Rajasthan gets respite from cold wave, Mount Abu remains coldest January 9, 2014

    People of Rajasthan got some respite from the biting cold conditions as mercury rose at several places across the state on Thursday morning. However, Mount Abu was the coldest place in the state recording a low of 3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday night, a MeT official said. Due to the ongoing western...
  • Cold wave: JammuSrinagar highway shut again after heavy snowfall January 9, 2014

    Srinagar: While there is some respite in the US from cold, there is no such luck in Kashmir. The valley continues to receive heavy rainfall and snowfall. The temperature in Srinagar remained below freezing point. The JammuSrinagar highway was closed again on Wednesday due to heavy snowfall. "We face major...
  • No respite from cold in UP, Kanpur shivers at 0.7 degree Celcius January 9, 2014

    Cold wave continued in Uttar Pradesh as temperatures in most parts of the state remained below normal with Kanpur being the coldest at 0.7, followed by Muzaffarnagar at 1.0 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that several districts of the state witnessed a sharp fall in the maximum temperature with Gorakhpur and...