New Delhi: Cold wave continued to hamper normal life in most parts of North India as two persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, while temperature in parts of Himachal Pradesh dipped below minus 20 degree Celsius.

Residents of the national capital had a taste of harsh winter with the minimum temperature plummeting to 4.8 deg C, three degrees below normal at this time of season. Though the sun shone bright through the day, there was chill in the air on Tuesday even as the maximum temperature rose to 20.4 deg C from Monday's 18.4 degrees Celsius, which was one degree below normal.

Cold wave continued to mar normal life in Uttar Pradesh as two persons lost their lives in Barabanki district. The death toll in UP due to the harsh weather touched 267 this season. The night temperature fell in Varanasi division. It was markedly below normal in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Agra division and normal in the remaining divisions.

Lowest temperature in the state was recorded in Agra 2.9 (-5) degree Celsius. The biting cold wave conditions remained unabated in Himachal Pradesh as temperature in some parts of the state dipped below minus 20 degree Celsius.


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