Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district was the second coldest place with a minimum of minus 4 degrees Celsius. Other places, including the summer capital Srinagar, also witnessed night temperatures around the freezing point, the official said.
Severe cold wave conditions prevailed in most parts of Himachal Pradesh with high-altitude tribal areas of Lahaul and Spiti and Rohtang Pass experiencing another spell of snowfall.
Keylong in tribal Lahaul Valley recorded 7 cm of fresh snow while Rohtang Pass, Koksar and Mari received 15 cm, 12 cm and 10 cm of precipitation respectively. The sky remained overcast and chilly winds swept the region.
Una and Solan recorded maximum day temperatures at 20.6 degrees Celsius and 20.4 degrees Celsius respectively, while Shimla registered a high of 17.4 degrees Celsius.
Minimum temperatures also rose marginally and Keylong, Manali and Kalpa recorded a low of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, minus 3.6 degrees Celsius and minus 2.4 degrees Celsius respectively.
Cold conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana while several places in the region were engulfed with moderate fog in the morning affecting air, rail and road traffic.
However, the minimum temperatures in Punjab and Haryana settled above normal levels in the region, the local MeT office said.
Narnaul was coldest with a low of 6.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal. While Amritsar braved at a low of 7.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, the minimum at Karnal was 8.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.
In Rajasthan, cold wave condition and fog affected isolated places due to north-easterly wind circulation.
Dense fog cover was witnessed in Pilani and Churu whereas Jaipur witnessed smog.
According to MeT department, minimum temperature of 4.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in hill station Mount Abu followed by 7 degrees Celsius in Phalodi and Sikar.
Mercury in other districts remained between 10.2 to 11.8 degrees Celsius respectively.
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