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Winter chills continue to shiver India; 84 die due to extreme weather

This winter season has shattered 118-years old record with temperature reading hovering at 1.7 degree Celsius in Delhi and in many parts of the country gripped in below zero degree Celsius.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 2 Jan 2020 7:46 AM GMT

Winter chills continue to shiver India; 84 die due to extreme weather
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New Delhi: People are yet to get relief from the severe cold in the country. According to the Meteorological Department, the mercury will drop further contributing to harsh, shivering cold with bone-chilling winds.

This winter season has shattered 118-years old record with temperature reading hovering at 1.7 degree Celsius in Delhi and in many parts of the country gripped in below zero degree Celsius.

The dense fog badly affected the transportation, majorly hitting train and flight operations. Where, on January 01 only, nearly 29 trains running under Northern Railway were affected, while, on the second day of the new year (January 02) 21 trains were running late than their scheduled time.

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Delhi's air is toxic

With the harsh cold, the air in the country's capital and surrounding areas has also become noxious. Air quality index has reached a very serious category. The increased level of PM2.5 in the air, has made breathing difficult. Which badly affects people suffering from respiratory disease, the elderly and children.

What does the meteorological department report say

According to the Meteorological Department, due to further increase in the Western Disturbance on the first day of the new year, the plains of North India will also receive hailstorm. The cool winter breeze in Uttar Pradesh has taken a deadly turn. In Kanpur on Tuesday morning, the mercury reached zero degrees Celsius. So far, around 84 people have died due to the cold in the state.

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Kanpur is the coldest city in UP

Kanpur was recorded the coldest region of Uttar Pradesh where the temperature reached zero degree Celsius while in Lucknow it was recorded at 0.7 degree. Bahraich recorded a minimum temperature of 0.2 degrees Celsius, Jhansi 1.8, Barabanki 1.6 degrees Celsius. Sultanpur recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 in the morning, 2.5 in Bareilly, 2.6 in Churu, and three degrees Celsius in Banda.

States to receive rain-fall

According to IMD, in Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, East Rajasthan, there may be thunder showers on Tuesday i.e. January 07. According to Skymet Weather, due to western disturbances, light to moderate rains are expected in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and parts of Himachal Pradesh, due to which the cold can extend further.

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