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Cold wave continues, 67 north-bound trains delayed

Cold wave continues, 67 north-bound trains delayed

NEW DELHI: Cold and foggy conditions continued to prevail in north India today which led to delay in services of 67 north-bound trains.

In the national capital, foggy conditions were witnessed during morning hours which led to delay in services of 67 north-bound trains even as sun shone bright throughout the rest of the day.

Flight operations, however, were normal, according to the official website of Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.9 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature settled at 25.2 degrees Celsius, said a MeT department official.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Valley and its plains received overnight snow and rains that provided much-needed relief from the intense cold as the mercury rose due to cloud cover.

Srinagar registered a minimum temperature of minus 0.1 degrees Celsius.

Leh, in the frontier region of Ladakh, continued to remain the coldest place in the state with a low of minus 7.7 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, cold conditions continued in most parts of both the states.

Hisar was coldest place in the plains of Punjab and Haryana with a low of 7.1 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said here.

While the minimum at Ludhiana was 8.3 degrees Celsius, Chandigarh settled at a low of 8.4 degrees Celsius.

Besides, many parts of the region were covered by thick fog in the morning adversely affecting air, rail and road traffic. (AGENCIES)

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