First spell of winter rains in northern areas


New Delhi, Jan 7: Northern areas witnessed the first spell of winter rains on Saturday bringing more chill to the season.

Delhiites experienced a pleasant Saturday morning with rains showers resulting in the dip in the minimum temperature which was recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius.

70 trains are arriving late in Delhi and 7 cancelled due to fog.

According to the Northern Railway official, 16 trains including the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express, Delhi-Amritsar Shan-e-Punjab Express, Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express, Vikramshila Express and Nizamuddin-Chennai Central Duronto Express were rescheduled.

Two International flights delayed at Delhi’s IGI Airport, one cancelled. Four domestic flights delayed due to weather conditions.

The city has received 3.4 mm rainfall since morning, the weatherman said.

The winter chill in Uttar Pradesh prevailed on Saturday due to rainfall at some places, the meteorological department said. More thunder showers along with dense fog is likely to follow.

It has forecast the weather will remain the same for the next few days.

As per the Met office, the visibility dropped to below 10 metres at some places, and snowfall in hilly regions of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and neighbouring Uttarakhand have intensified the cold wave in the state.

 Wefornews Bureau

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