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North India gets some respite from cold wave

People in north India got a respite from cold wave conditions as clear sunny weather prevailed over several parts of the region during the day on Sunday although fog disrupted road, rail, and air traffic in the early hours.

A sunny day prevailed in the national capital after a cold and foggy morning which brought down visibility to less than 50 metres, affecting around 100 flights and 60 trains.

According to the weather department, maximum temperature was recorded at 21.6 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal while the minimum was registered at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

60 north-bound trains, including Rajdhani trains coming from Ranchi, Bhubneswar, Kolkata, Sealdah, Dibrugarh were running late by several hours due to dense fog.

Kashmir Valley witnessed a warm day with clear sky and bright sunshine owing to dry weather, even as the minimum temperatures kept hovering around the freezing point.

Srinagar saw a rise in mercury with maximum temperature of 12.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday, although it registered a slight dip in night temperature at minus 3.7 degrees Celsius.
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