Big chill in N India, schools shut
Tuesday January 9, 01:48 PM
New Delhi: A severe cold wave has hit parts of northern India, with the mercury dipping to minus 2.2 degree Celsius at Adampur in Punjab.
Amritsar recorded a minimum of one degree Celsius, which is 5 degrees below normal.
For the third day in a row, Chandigarh settled at 0.6 degrees, six notches below normal. Jaipur also recorded the lowest temperature this season at 2.4 degrees.
The Met office has said the cold wave may persist for a few more days.
In Delhi, schools will remain closed till Saturday in view of the severe cold wave conditions.
While all Delhi government-run schools will remain closed, private schools have also been advised to shut down an official spokesman was quoted by PTI as saying.
Schools in the Capital had reopened on Monday after the winter break, ironically on the same day when the temperatures plummeted to 2.6 degree Celsius, the lowest in the season so far.
The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 3.2 degree Celsius on Tuesday.