Shrine Charar-e-Shareef covered with a blanket of snow after heavy snowfall in Budgam district central Kashmir on Saturday. (ANI)
NEW DELHI ;
THERE was no let-up in cold weather conditions in north India on Saturday with fresh snowfall in parts of Kashmir affecting flight operations. A thick layer of fog enveloped parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Heavy rainfall was observed at isolated places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Kashmir.
In Delhi, the minimum temperature was recorded at 10.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. The minimum temperature in the city has remained above normal since January 3 as a result of cloud cover under the influence of successive western disturbances. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, had recorded a minimum temperature of 9.6 degrees Celsius on Friday and 14.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the highest in January in four years, the IMD said.