Winter grips North India

North India continues to reel under severe cold conditions and adding to the winter chill is the dense fog, which has restricted vehicular and flight movement and thrown normal life out of gear.

Intense cold wave continued unabated in the national capital today as the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius this morning, which was four degrees below normal.

According to the met department the visibility was reduced to 50 meter leading to the delay of around two dozen of domestic and International flights.

According to Northern Railway more than 50 Delhi bound trains are also reported to be running late due to foggy weather condition. Due to late arrivals of trains the Railway has rescheduled the departure time of dozens of train.

In Uttar Pradesh, cold and foggy conditions continue without respite across the state. The temperature has dipped several degrees below the normal.

Nazibabad was the coldest place in the state which recorded minimum temperature at 1.5 degree Celsius while Agra recorded 3.6 degree Celsius. According to Weathermen, there will be no respite in next two-three days.

In Punjab and Haryana, a thick blanket of fog today continued to disrupt normal life as air, rail and road traffic remained adversely affected with temperatures plummeting to below normal in the entire region.

According to official information, morning flights from Chandigarh Airport were cancelled while several trains criss-crossing the region are running hours behind schedule.

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