In Pics: Spell of bone-chilling cold in North India, Delhi

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Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 14:47 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Jan 3: The spell of bone-chilling cold continues in Delhi, a day after the national capital witnessed its coldest day in 44 years on Wednesday, Jan 2.

The maximum temperature dropped to 9.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. This was 11 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 4.8 degrees.

At Palam, on the fringes of Delhi, the maximum temperature was 9.7 degrees. And adding to the winter woes are the thick fog covers in the mornings, the depleted sunshine and icy winds. The caps, mufflers, gloves and long coats are out. Not only Delhi but entire north India has been frozen due to this chilli winter.

The entire region is shivering due to intense cold wave as plummeting mercury claimed more than 100 lives in Uttar Pradesh, with thick fog cover throwing normal life out of gear in many places.

n Jaipur, the authorities directed government and private schools not to hold classes up to Class 8th till January 12. The timing for students of classes IX to XII had also been rescheduled, District Collector T Ravikant said.

The classes for these students will now begin from 10 am, he said. Meanwhile, Himachal continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures, with Keylong remaining the coldest place with a minimum of minus 8.9 degrees, followed by Kalpa with minus 3.5 degrees.

Punjab and Haryana also remained in the grip of severe cold, with mercury dropping by up to three notches below normal in various parts. Here see some photographs from North India:

A view from Vijay Chawk

A traffic policeman discharges his duty at Vijay Chowk during a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Another view from Vijay Chawk

Another view from Vijay Chawk on chilli morning.

Delhiites brave cold

A traffic policeman discharges his duty at Vijay Chowk during a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Fog in Kolkata, plane stranded

A plane parked at a runway at the NSCBI Airport on a foggy morning in Kolkata on Friday.

A view from Allahabad

People wrap blankets to beat the cold during a foggy morning in Allahabad on Saturday.

A view from Jammu station

Passengers wait for their trains on a foggy Sunday morning at the Jammu railway station.

Passengers stranded at Kolkata airport

Passengers at the NSCBI Airport on a foggy morning in Kolkata on Friday.

A view from Golden Temple

Devotees at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on foggy Monday morning.

A view from Varanasi

A view of a Ganga ghat during a foggy morning in Varanasi on Tuesday.

Another view from Delhi

Commuters on the way to work during a foggy morning in New Delhi on Tuesday.

A view from Allahabad

A man takes bath during a foggy morning near a roadside water tap in Allahabad on Thursday.

A view from Faridabad

Passengers, wearing warm clothes, wait at old Faridabad Railway Station during a cold morning on Wednesday.

A view from Delhi Railway Station

A passenger, holding his kid, waits at New Delhi Railway Station during a cold day on Tuesday.

A Naga sadhu smokes a chillum

A Naga sadhu smokes a chillum on a cold day on the banks of the Ganga river ahead of the Maha Kumbh mela, in Allahabad on Sunday.

Fog around Golden Temple

Dense fog around the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.

Visitors at Golden Temple

Dense fog around the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday.

Passengers stranded at Delhi station

Passengers, wearing warm clothes, wait at New Delhi Railway Station during a cold day on Tuesday.

Poor children enjoy their 'feast'

Children from slums cook chapatis on a cold morning in Patna on Tuesday.

Winter shopping in Srinagar

People shop for blankets at Sunday market on a Cold day, in Srinagar. Kashmir Valley reeled under intense cold following a dip in the day temperatures due to fresh snowfall in the high altitude areas.

Srinagar busy during Winter Shopping

People shop for warm clothes at Sunday Market on a Cold day in Srinagar.

Mother's love

A woman along with her kid takes protection against biting cold in Gurgaon on Monday.

A rare view of Dal Lake

Shikarawalas warming themselves with Kangris as they wait forcustomers during a cold day at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday.

A view from Agartala, Tripura

A commuter makes his way through thick fog on a road at Agartala, Tripura on Sunday.

A chilli morning in Delhi

A rickshaw puller wraps a blanket to beat the cold in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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