COLD WAVE

  • Cold wave to intensify in North India, heavy fog predicted January 3, 2015

    At least 10 people are injured after heavy fog caused a traffic pile up on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur highway on Saturday morning. Shimla witnessed another spell of moderate snowfall while the mid and lower hills received rains accompanied by icy winds. ...
  • Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain: Meteorological Department January 2, 2015

    43 flights have been delayed because of unseasonal rainfall in the capital. "Drizzle might continue for next few hours. Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain," said India Meteorological Department. ...
  • Deep freeze in North India, fog affects 80 flights, 53 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: North India continues to grapple with the cold wave with the entire region blanketed under dense fog. Temperatures in many places in Jammu and Kashmir went below the freezing point, while cities like Amritsar and Karnal in the plains proved colder than hilly Shimla. Road traffic, flights and train...
  • Snapshot: Dal lake freezes as temperature dips in Srinagar December 30, 2014

    The intense cold continued across Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar saw a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius below the freezing point forcing the Dal lake in the city to freeze. Temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 3.4 and minus 7 degrees was recorded in Pahalgam in the state. Leh town...
  • Delhi: 78 trains late, 20 rescheduled due to dense fog, temperature drops to 2 degree celsius December 29, 2014

    Delhi: Delhi recorded the season's coldest day on Sunday with the temperature dropping down to 2 degrees making the capital colder than Shimla which is at 3.8 degrees. It was also one of the foggiest days of the season. A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital, playing spoilsport for...
  • Cold wave: 3 homeless persons found dead in Delhi December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi reeled under a severe cold wave, three homeless persons were found dead in the national capital on Sunday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung asked authorities to ensure shelters for all those spending nights under the open sky. NGO, Holistic Development, which works for homeless people, said...
  • Cold wave unabated in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's chopper unable to land December 28, 2014

    Patna: Bihar reeled under an intense cold wave accompanied by very dense fog on Sunday, reducing visibility to an extreme low, even as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's helicopter could not land in Sitamarhi district for an official programme. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Pupri in Sitamarhi Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that...
  • Delhi: Bone-chilling cold adds to patients' woes outside AIIMS December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Critically ill cancer patients from across the country are among the hundreds of people who are forced to take shelter outside the premises of the AIIMS in Delhi's bone-chilling cold, as the minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday plunged to 4.8 degrees Celsius, the second lowest...
  • Cold wave continues unabated in North India, mercury touching new lows December 28, 2014

    Shimla: Dense fog over the past couple of days has disrupted traffic in most Northern states. The North India cold wave continues unabated. Shimla attracts a lot of tourists in the season as they come for skating. "It is fun coming here and skating in winters. One has to come...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Cold wave intensifies, 20 more dead December 27, 2014

    Lucknow: The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with the return of fog and icy winds. In most parts of the state the mercury dipped further and dense fog resulted in poor visibility, hitting both rail and road transport. The Regional Met Office has predicted that in some Terai...
  • Bitting cold, dense fog claim 12 lives in north India December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Intense cold wave swept across north India on Thursday and, coupled with dense fog, affected normal life across the region and led to the death of 12 persons - nine in Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab. Hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under...
  • Fog covers north India, Delhi freezes at 4.8 degree Celsius December 22, 2014

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. ...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake December 22, 2014

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • TWTW: Kaneez Surka turns weather woman to test north Indian cold November 29, 2014

    A the winters grip northern India, here is what it is looking like. ...
  • 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....