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Severe cold grips North India, Delhi and Amritsar record lowest minimums of the season

December 12, 2014 3:00 PM |

SEVERE COLD GRIPS NORTH INDIA, DELHI AND AMRITSAR RECORD LOWEST MINIMUMS OF THE SEASONSevere cold has gripped entire North India as minimums have dropped drastically across the region. Delhi, till a few days back was witnessing close to normal temperatures but in the last 2-3 days the minimums have been dropping consistently. On Friday morning the minimum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory in Delhi settled at 5.1°C, which is the lowest minimum of the season so far. A day earlier the morning minimum had settled at 6.6°C, which was 1 degree below the average.

Punjab has also been observing similar weather conditions for the last couple of days. Amritsar recorded bone chilling minimum of 3.2°C on Friday morning, which is the lowest for the city this season so far. In fact, Amritsar has been observing minimum temperatures close to 5°C for the last 3-4 days.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature in Delhi has also dropped. The city recorded 22.8°C as the day temperature on Thursday, which is 1 degree below the Wednesday maximum of 23.8°C. And with forecast of rain in North India including Delhi during the weekend, the maximums are going to drop further. However, the minimums will observe a marginal rise.

Up in the hills the weather has been extremely cold with minimums touching sub-zero levels at many places. Kullu in Himachal Pradesh saw the minimum settle at -0.5°C on Thursday morning. Manali recorded 0.6°C as minimum on Friday, while Pahalgam and Gulmarg saw the minimum settle at -6°C and -5°C, respectively.

So, looking at these temperatures we can say that we have entered the thick of winter now.

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