Weather India: Coldest winter in recent yrs, chill to stay till Feb 15
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With severe cold wave conditions prevailing in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal, almost the entire country recorded low minimum temperatures on Thursday.
Severe cold wave conditions over west, northwest and central India saw the minimum temperature go below normal by 4-8 degrees C on Thursday. "This frequent cold wave condition experienced by the country this year definitely makes it among the coldest winters in the past years,'' said IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi.
The Met department said that these conditions will continue till February 15.
Minimum temperatures fell by 3-8 degrees C over eastern UP, eastern MP, north Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, and by 3-5 degrees C over Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, western UP, western MP, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 4 degrees C. While Pune shivered at 4.6 degrees C, it was the coldest day of the season in Mumbai, with a minimum temperature of 8.8 degrees C.