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Two more deaths in U.P.; temperatures below normal at most places

The cold wave continued to affect normal life in most parts of North India on Tuesday as more two persons lost their lives due to extreme cold in Uttar Pradesh. Residents of the national Capital had a taste of the harsh winter with the minimum temperature dipping to 4.8 degrees, three degrees below normal for this time of the season. Though the sun shone bright through the day, there was chill in the air even as the maximum temperature rose to 20.4 degrees, which was one degree below normal.

No relief from the cold wave as skies stay dry and clear

There was no relief from the bitter cold in North India on Monday with the mercury sliding further under mainly dry conditions as skies stayed clear following the brief spell of rain and snowfall this past week. Although it was a sunny morning in the national Capital on Monday, temperatures in Delhi did register a wee bit slide with the maximum and minimum both dropping a degree below normal at 19.9 and 6.2 degrees Celsius respectively. There was also light fog in the city in the morning.

Cold wave conditions persisted in North India on Sunday, where temperatures remained variably below normal in most parts of the region.

In Himachal, five persons were killed in an avalanche in Kinnau district on Saturday night, officials said, adding upper reaches of the State remained cut off for the fifth day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in past few days. Vehicular traffic could not be restored on the Hindustan-Tibet and Kiratpur-Manali National Highways which were blocked due to snowfall, they added.

Six people died of cold-related diseases in Kurigram and Bogra districts in the last few days till Sunday.

Cold wave coupled with sudden drop in temperature has not only caused havoc in the Terai region of the country (by taking dozens of lives in the past one month alone), but has affected the hilly di

Four more persons succumbed to biting cold in Rautahat and Bara districts on Sunday.

The weather has turned around for the better with temperatures returning to normal levels in the northwest, which has been struggling under prolonged and intense cold wave this winter.

The extended and intense cold and dry weather, not so good for agricultural point of view, has been because of feeble and fewer western disturbances (WDs) and their changed pattern this season.

The mercury remained at sub-zero levels in at least five districts of Uttar Pradesh claiming 16 more lives over the past 24 hours taking the death toll due to the bitter cold to 249.

According to reports from the metrological office, Gorakhpur and Ghazipur clocked -1°C and remained the coldest places in the state followed by Lucknow at -0.7°C.

Two people died of cold wave in Jhapa on Wednesday.

Two more people succumbed to the cold in Saptari on Thursday.

The victims have been identified as 60-year-old Asarfi Yadav of Pakari VDC-5 and 12-year-old Chandrika Sada of Fattehpur-7.