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The northern part of India is experiencing chills as the temperature has gone down to 5.8 degrees Celsius which is two notches below normal. The maximum temperature as predicted by the weather official would be around 17 degrees Celsius . The shallow fog in various parts delayed over 25 trains by 2-6.5 hours says a railway official according to the news agency Press Trust of India.
The climate turned out to be bad on Thursday morning with the quality of air categorized as “very poor” and the humidity level was recorded at 97 per cent.
Schools in Uttar Pradesh will be remained closed due to the intense cold wave that is striking the region. The schools in Sitapur will remain closed till 28th December and in Bulandshahr and Bhagpat, the schools will be shut till 27th December.
All the government and private schools up to class 12 have been declared closed for the coming two days due to extreme cold waves. Ajay Shankar Pandey, Ghaziabad District Magistrate has ordered for the schools to be shut.
The schools in Moradabad up to class 8 will be closed from December 26 till December 28 due to cold wave conditions and the classes for 9-12 classes will start from 10 am.
Kanwar Pal, the State Education Minister declared December 26 a holiday in all the government and private schools and has directed the authorities in ensuring strict compliance of instructions.
The weather department had forecast the continuation of severe cold for the next couple days. According to India Meteorological Department, severe cold accompanied by fog is expected in parts of punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan today adding to it the weather office said that plains and low hills of Himachal Pradesh are expected to experience thundershowers.
By Shrithika Kushangi