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Delhi, north India will shiver some more

While parts of J&K continued to face sub-zero temperature, several plain areas of Haryana and Punjab too had minimum temperatures that came close to freezing point.

The national capital woke up to a chilly morning on Monday with the minimum temperature settling at five notches below the season’s average at 2.4 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department’s office predicted similar conditions for Tuesday as well. The temperature is likely to be between three and 18 degree Celsius, predicted the weatherman for Tuesday.

‘The sky will remain partly clouded. Light rain or thunder showers could occur in some areas till tomorrow noon,’ said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded one notch below average at 19.7 degrees Celsius. There was rain in some areas in Delhi till 5:30 pm.

Hisar in Haryana touched the freezing point on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at -0.1, eight degrees below normal. Srinagar froze at -5.3 degrees Celsius while Jammu was at 3.5. Shimla in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh was at 2.5 degrees.   According to Northern Railways, at least five trains were cancelled and 13 were rescheduled. Tuesday’s maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 19 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius.
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