JALANDHAR/CHANDIGARH/SRINAGAR/JAIPUR: Severe cold weather conditions intensified across north India on Monday. Adampur shivered under minus three degrees Celsius while severe chill gripped Amritsar at minus 2 degrees. And for the second consecutive day, temperatures in Srinagar dropped to minus 7.2 degrees Celsius.
While the minimum at Adampur and Amritsar dropped five and six degrees below normal, both places witnessed the season's coldest night so far.
Ludhiana also braved the chill at 2.2 degrees Celsius, which was four degrees below normal while the low at Patiala was 4 degrees Celsius, down three degrees, the MET department said.
Chandigarh also experienced a cold night at 4.4 degrees Celsius, two below normal.
Most of Haryana continued to be under the grip of cold wave, with piercing cold sweeping Ambala at 2.2 degrees Celsius, down six degrees.
Narnaul at 2.5 degrees Celsius and Karnal at 2.2 Celsius, too, shivered, while Rohtak at 4.4 degrees Celsius and Hisar at 5.8 degrees Celsius were looking for respite from the chilly conditions.
Kashmir valley continued to reel under an intense cold wave as the night temperature dipped seven degrees below freezing point, resulting in a thick layer of ice over the Dal Lake.
For the second consecutive day, night temperature in Srinagar settled at minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, the coldest of
the season so far, a MET official said. The night temperature was five degrees below normal.
At Avantipur, near Srinagar, the mercury dipped to minus 8.8 degrees Celsius.
Times of India