Cold wave continues in Rajasthan and Northern India

Cold conditions continued to prevail in most parts of North India particularly Punjab and Haryana on Sunday even though the minimum temperature rose between 2-3 degrees, with Narnaul being the coldest place in the two states at a minimum of 4.3 degrees Celsius. The Met department said fog had lifted from most places in the region today, though misty conditions prevailed at some places.
A cold wave also continued to affect normal life in parts of Rajasthan where the mercury plummeted sharply, with Churu in the plains recording a temperature of 4 degree Celsius whereas Mount Abu, the sole hill station in the state, settled at minus 2 degree Celsius. Jodhpur and Dabok recorded minimum of 5.5 and 6 degree Celsius respectively while Barmer and Sriganganagar recorded night temperature of 6.4 degrees, a Met official said. Ajmer, Jaipur and Kota recorded low of 7.4, 8.2 and 10.4 degree Celsius respectively. The Met department predicted no respite from the biting cold in the coming days.