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Cold prevails in parts of north India, 20 trains running late

NEW DELHI: Minimum temperatures stayed below freezing point in Kashmir Valley and the higher altitudes of Himachal Pradesh while cold conditions also prevailed in parts of the northern plains.
Due to foggy conditions, 20 north-bound trains were running late by at least two hours and eight others have been rescheduled, a railway spokesperson said.
It was relatively a warm day in the national capital which recorded maximum temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 8.9 degrees Celsius.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Leh recorded the coldest February night in the last four years as the minimum temperature settled at minus 16.1 degrees Celsius making it the coldest recorded place in the state.
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.2 degrees Celsius, while Qazigund, the gateway town to the Valley, registered a minimum of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius.
The mercury in Gulmarg in north Kashmir settled at minus 7.6 degrees Celsius, while the health resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.5 degrees Celsius.
The mid and higher hills of Himachal Pradesh had no respite from cold wave conditions as night temperatures remained below normal while the local MeT office predicted rains or snow at isolated places in higher hills from day after tomorrow.
Adampur was the coldest place in Punjab, recording minimum temperature of 4.7 degrees Celsius as cold weather conditions prevailed in most parts of the state and neighbouring Haryana. (AGENCIES)

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