No respite from severe cold in N. India, Leh records - 15° C
New Delhi, Jan. 13: Northern states of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, reeled under intense cold wave conditions today as fog engulfed parts of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the minimum temperature in Leh plummeted by several degrees to minus 15 degrees Celsius as cold wave intensified in the state.
State capital Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius while Pahalgam and Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.1 and minus 5.3 degrees Celsius respectively, a MeT official said.
The popular ski- resort of Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius.
In Himachal Pradesh, cold wave swept most parts of the state with minimum temperatures further dropping in highaltitude areas.
A man, dressed like social reformer Raja Rammohan Roy, entertain pilgrims at Gangasagar Mela in Sagar Island, West Begal, on Saturday.