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Minus 15.6 degrees Celsius in Leh, temp dropping in several parts of north India

The mercury continued its downward spiral parts of north India, including in UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh owing to clear skies, with Leh, Srinagar and Jammu experiencing the coldest night of the season, meteorological department officials said Tuesday. In Delhi, the minimum temperature was 9.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday but weather experts said it is likely to drop to 7 degrees Celsius by Friday as high-velocity northwesterly winds continue to blow from the hills. Falling temperatures and an expected dip in the wind speed may push the pollution levels up in the national capital. There is a possibility of shallow-to-moderate fog Wednesday morning in Delhi. Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 15.6 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in Srinagar dipped to minus 3 degrees Celsius, 2.1 degrees below the normal. In Jammu, the minimum temperature was 7.2 degrees Celsius, 2.6 notches below the average. The city remained engulfed by fog ...


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