New Delhi, Dec 27: Intense cold wave continued to grip Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Telagana, Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country. The normal life was largely hit by cold wave in Jammu and Kashmir. The low temperature resulted in a smoggy atmosphere and caused traffic problem in various part of the country. Also Read - Train Services Resume In Kashmir Valley After 11 Months of COVID-19 Restrictions

The Meteorological Department here has predicted isolated to scattered rainfall in the Valley over two days. Kashmir Valley is currently under the grip of the 40-day harsh winter period known as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ which began on December 21 and during which the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum. Srinagar on Saturday recorded a low of minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, an increase of two degrees from the previous night’s minus 5.2 degrees Celsius. (ALSO READ: Braving cold weather, people rush outside homes) Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Suspicious Object Found at Kenihama Nowgam Station, Area Cordoned Off

Delhi continued to reel under a cold weather as the minimum temperature remained constant at 5.5 degrees Celsius. The capital city also witnessed moderate fog in the morning with the minimum visibility being recorded at 800 metres. The minimum and maximum temperature on Sunday is expected to hover between 7 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively. Also Read - 2 Policemen Martyred After Terrorists Open Fire at Security Forces in Srinagar's Barzulla, Brazen Attack Caught on Camera | Watch

A cold wave warning has been issued for Telangana for five days beginning from Saturday. Severe cold wave to cold wave conditions would prevail over some parts in all districts of Telangana during the five days, the Meteorological department said in a statement.

Intense cold wave conditions prevailed in Himachal Pradesh even as mercury rose marginally and the region had dry weather.
The minimum temperatures stayed between minus 10 and minus 18 degrees in high altitude areas. The local MeT office has predicted rains or snow at isolated places in mid and lower hills and dry weather in the region from December 28 to January 1 next year.

Similar conditions prevailed in parts of Rajasthan where Churu remained the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 1.7 degree Celsius followed by Mount Abu. The ongoing cold wave conditions continued across Haryana and Punjab today, with Narnaul reeling at 1.5 degrees Celsius.