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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 13:11 IST

7.6 degree min temp recorded in Jaipur as Rajasthan shivers in cold wave on the first day of 2024

As north India gets engulfed with bone-chilling winters, Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur recorded a minimum temperature of 7.6 degrees Celsius on Monday.

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Jaipur records lowest minimum temperature of season
Jaipur records lowest minimum temperature of season | Image:ANI
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Jaipur: As north India gets engulfed with bone-chilling winters, Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur recorded a minimum temperature of 7.6 degrees Celsius on Monday. On the first day of the year 2024, the two districts of Jaipur, Phalodi and Sikar recorded the lowest temperature in the state at 5.6 and 6 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological department reported.

Not only Jaipur, Jaisalmer recorded 6.2 degrees Celsius, this was followed by  Bikaner, which recorded 6.4 degrees, and Sirohi and Sangria, which logged 7.7 degrees. Meanwhile, Alwar and Sriganganagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.2 degrees, Pilani 8.5 degrees, Fatehpur 8.7 degrees, and Karauli and Ajmer 8.8 degrees, PTI reported. 

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After revealing the temperatures, the authorities noted that the rest of the weather remained dry with moderate to dense fog observed in some parts.

Kashmir shivers as well

On the first day of the new year, the minimum temperature in Kashmir dropped several degrees below the freezing point. The minimum temperature in the summer capital of Srinagar dropped to minus 5.2 degrees Celsius in the morning, a weather official said. "The temperature in Jammu and Kashmir was minus 5.4 at night. Wherever we pour water it freezes. People are coming in large numbers to enjoy the weather. Yesterday, there was a big celebration in front of Lal Chowk. We pray that if there is snowfall then the cold will subside a little because our children and elders have fallen ill," a local in Srinagar told ANI. Not only this, major tourist attractions like Dal Lake and other water bodies have been frozen due to the low temperature.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 13:11 IST

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