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North India Weather Update: Biting Cold Continues As Mercury Drops; Dense Fog Prevails In Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cold waves and dense fog conditions are likely to prevail in several parts of north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during the next few days

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Amid the shivering cold weather with no sign of even a slight increase in temperature, mercury in Delhi plummeted 6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

What did IMD say?

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cold waves and dense fog conditions are likely to prevail in several parts of north India, including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during the next few days. 

"Dense to very dense fog at a few places in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and west Rajasthan," the weather department said.

"Cold day to severe cold day conditions at a few places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and at isolated places in west Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Thunderstorm/lightning/hail at isolated places in east Rajasthan," it added.

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Schools closed due to cold wave

In light of the prevailing weather conditions, schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next five days, till January 12, for students from nursery to Class 5 due to the cold weather conditions in the national capital, Education Minister Atishi said on Sunday.

Delhi schools have been shut for winter break since January 1 and classes were supposed to resume from January 8 (Monday).

Moreover, holidays have been announced for schools in Noida and Greater Noida as well for students up to Class 8 till January 14.

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