The national capital woke up to a chilly morning with icy winds and foggy conditions prevailing throughout the day.
    
The maximum temperature was recorded at 17.1 degrees C, four notches below the normal level, while the minimum was recorded at 6.5 degrees C, one notch below the normal level, Meteorological department said.
    
Cold wave further tightened its grip over Kashmir as mercury dipped by several notches in most parts of the Valley with Kargil, in Ladakh region, recording the coldest night of the winter so far.
    
Kargil shivered at minus 15.7 degrees C, a drop of almost seven degrees from the previous night's low of minus 8.9 degrees C.
    
The town was also the coldest place in the state.
    
The nearby Leh town registered a minimum temperature of minus 14.8 degrees C last night.
    
The night temperature in Srinagar dropped over two notches to settle at a low of minus 0.6 degree C.
    
Plains of Uttar Pradesh witnessed partly cloudy skies and cold tightened its grip over the state.
    
According to the Meteorological department, fog occurred at isolated places over eastern UP disrupting normal life.
    
Najibabad in Bijnore district remained the coldest place in the state as temperature stood at 2.4 degrees C.
    
Kanpur recorded a minimum of 3.5 degrees C while state capital Lucknow recorded 5 degrees C.
    
There was also no let up in cold in Himachal Pradesh.
    
Strong velocity icy winds lashed the region causing a further drop in mercury.

The tribal areas and other higher reaches had another spell of mild snowfall and sky remained partially overcast in mid and lower hills of the state.
    
The minimum temperature in tribal areas stayed between minus 12 and minus 20 degrees C.
    
Keylong and Kalpa in tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts recorded a low of minus 8.5 degrees C and minus 4.4 degrees C while Manali recorded a low of minus 3.5 degrees C.
    
Meanwhile, cold wave continued to sweep most parts of Punjab and Haryana as Adampur recorded 1.1 degrees C temperature.
    
Adampur in Punjab was the coldest place in the two states.
    
Rajasthan was under the grip of cold wave where Churu and Sriganganagar were recorded as the coldest places in the desert state with an identical minimum of 2.1 degrees C.

(Agencies)

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