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Cold wave grips North India, trains cancelled, delayed; avalanche warning issued in J&K, Himachal Pradesh

As per ANI report, 25 trains have been delayed, 12 cancelled and two rescheduled owing to foggy conditions.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 15, 2017 9:13 IST ]
Passengers, wearing warm clothes, wait for their trains at
Passengers, wearing warm clothes, wait for their trains at New Delhi Railway Station.

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Friday with dense fog covering parts of the national capital. Foggy weather conditions in northern India continued to trouble commuters as rail services were disrupted due to poor visibility.

As per ANI report, 25 trains have been delayed, 12 cancelled and two rescheduled owing to foggy conditions.

The national capital is likely to see a further drop in both minimum and maximum temperatures on Friday, the weatherman said. The maximum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, while the minimum temperature stood at 11.2 degrees.

Cold conditions even prevailed in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir. A medium danger avalanche warning has also been issued for some districts in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Night temperature across the Kashmir division, including the Ladakh region, dipped with Pahalgam and Gulmarg registering their coldest nights of the season, the MeT department said.

In Himachal Pradesh, biting cold wave conditions swept the hills as minimum temperatures dropped in the state due to snowfall and rains.

Keylong, Kalpa and Manali recorded minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, minus 3 degrees Celsius and zero degrees Celsius respectively.

 

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