Cold wave conditions in north India continues unabated

New Delhi, Dec. 27 (ANI): Cold wave conditions continue unabated in several parts of North India.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar and other areas in of the Valley are reeling under cloudy dry cold conditions. The MeT department has predicted slight snowfall in higher reaches of Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Zojila and other areas in south and north Kashmir in the next 12 hours. It has also predicted that cold dry wave is likely to continue for the next four-five days with a dip in temperatures.

The Srinagar-Jammu national highway is through for traffic on both sides. After remaining closed for three consecutive days, the 86-km-long Mughal Road, connecting the Valley through Pir Panjal region, was on Sunday thrown open for traffic on both sides of the road.

In Himachal Pradesh, despite bright sunshine, many parts of the state continued to shiver. The MeT department has forecast rain and snowfall on middle and high hills for the next 24 hours.

Delhi, however, woke up to a relatively warmer morning as the minimum temperature rose to 7.6 degrees, one notch above the season’s normal. The mercury was hovering around 5 degrees Celsius in the past few days.

Shallow fog occurred in many of parts of the city with visibility around 600 meters at 5.30 a.m. The MeT office has forecast partly cloudy sky for the day with maximum temperature reaching up to 22 degrees Celsius. (ANI)

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