Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall and saw minimum temperatures rise slightly with Srinagar recording a low of 0.5 degree C, up by over one degree from the previous night's minus 1.1 degrees C. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir got 0.5 mm snowfall. (Agencies)
The mercury at the tourist resort of Pahalgam went up by almost two degrees from minus 5.6 degrees C the night before to settle at minus 3.8 degrees C. Pahalgam received 2.4 mm of fresh snow.
Leh in Ladakh reported a rise by almost two degrees in the mercury to record a low of minus10.2 degrees C while the nearby Kargil town settled at a minimum of minus12 degrees C to be the coldest place in J&K.
The higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh experienced a bout of mild snowfall while the adjoining areas were lashed by rain even as minimum temperatures rose marginally in the state.
Kalpa in Kinnaur district received 5 cm snowfall while Udaipur and Keylong got fresh deposits of 3 cm and 2 cm, respectively.
Manali received 15 mm rainfall while Banjar (8 mm) and Rampur (5 mm) were among the other places which were hit by showers as skies remained overcast amidst icy winds.
The mercury settled at minus13.1 degrees C at Bharmaur and registered a rise at Keylong and Kalpa in the Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts, which recorded lows of minus 5.1 degrees C and 0.6 degree C, respectively.
In the plains, the weather continued to be pleasant in Delhi where temperatures settled above the normal range.
Although the city woke up to a foggy morning, the day turned out to be a clear, bright one with the maximum recorded at 22.1 degrees as against 21.6 degrees the previous day.
The minimum in the national capital was 8.2 degrees C.
People in Punjab and Haryana continued to enjoy the relief from the cold with temperatures rising further across the two neighbouring states.
In Haryana, Ambala registered a low 8.2 degrees C while the minimum at Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab was at 9.3 and 7.6 degrees C, respectively.
In Uttar Pradesh, two persons succumbed to the chilly conditions in Bhadohi district even as light to moderate rainfall lashed the eastern parts of the state, sources said.
On Monday as well, the state had reported two casualties in the cold in Muzaffarnagar district.
Meanwhile, given the dense fog and cold wave conditions, the Lucknow district magistrate has ordered closure till January 18 of classes for students between Class I- VIII.
The lowest minimum in the state was 4.2 degrees C at Etawah.
In Rajasthan, icy winds abated and temperatures rose to bring relief to the residents of the desert state where fog, however, continued to disrupt train schedules.
Two trains had to be rescheduled while 11 were delayed due to mist or fog in parts of Rajasthan.
The mercury rose by one to five degrees at most places across the state where Sriganganagar recorded the lowest minimum of 4.5 degrees C.
At Mount Abu, the jump in the minimum was from minus 0.5 to 2 degrees C.
Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall and saw minimum temperatures rise slightly with Srinagar recording a low of 0.5 degree C, up by over one degree from the previous night's minus 1.1 degrees C. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir got 0.5 mm snowfall.