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Avalanche warnings in Himachal

Several parts of north India remained in the grip of bitter cold wave as mercury stayed below normal while the national capital experienced pleasant weather on Monday with the maximum settling a notch above normal.

Delhiites woke up to a sunny morning with the mercury recording a low of 8.5 degree Celsius which was two notches below normal. The maximum in the city touched 23.8 degree, a notch above normal.

The weather office has forecast mainly clear skies in Delhi tomorrow with a possibility of fog in the morning.

In Kashmir, the mercury stayed below freezing point across the valley for the third day running with Srinagar recording a low of -2.1 degree Celsius.

The ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir saw the mercury settling at -10 degrees while the minimum in Leh and Kargil in the Ladakh region touched -17.4 and -16.8 degree Celsius respectively.

The chill continued to torment Himachal Pradesh with the tribal areas reeling under sub-zero temperatures.

Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur and parts of Chamba district remained cut off from the rest of the state for the 26th day on Monday while normal life remained affected in Shimla and Kullu districts. Many areas in Kinnaur district have been without electricity for more than three weeks now.
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