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Cold wave likely to continue for some days, says IMD

India Today logo India Today 31-12-2018 India Today Web Desk

a blurry photo of a dog: Several trains were delayed due to fog. Fog swept across plains of North India. Weather is expected to improve with slight respite from the cold wave in the first week of January.

Several trains were delayed due to fog. Fog swept across plains of North India. Weather is expected to improve with slight respite from the cold wave in the first week of January.
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Northwest, Central and Eastern parts of the country continued to experience cold wave on Sunday as temperature in many cities howered around 5 degree Celsius. New Delhi recorded a temperature of 4.6 degree Celsius at 5 am on December 30.

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India Meteorological Department has predicted that chill in the air is likely to continue for next 2 days. The department said that a 'severe cold wave' is felt across much of Northern India from Punjab to West Bengal.

The department said that a slight relief from the severe cold is likely in the first week of January due to western disturbance.

Fog engulfed many parts of North India due to which, train services were affected. Many trains travelling from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal to other parts in North India were delayed due to the fog.

According to the IMD, moderate fog is likely to prevail for next 3-4 days during morning hours over northern plains and northeastern states of the country.

New Delhi continues to reel under the grip of pollution. Air Quality Index (AQI) remained poor at 369. Air Qaulity was the worst at Delhi University with an AQI of 455 while that at Pusa Road was relatively better at 365.

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