The second day of the new year in the Indian capital, was the coldest in 44 years of weather observations. The temperature dropped to a record low for this part of the world level — up to +9,7 ° C. Morning while the temperature did not rise above +4,8 ° C.
Low temperature followed by a sharp deterioration of visibility due to fog. Because of it disrupted the schedule of 30 flights. International flights to Mumbai were under threat. In the mountainous state of Uttar Pradesh was even colder, unusually low temperatures led to the emergence of the first victims. In Muzaffarnagare, where it is coldest (0,6 ° C), died from hypothermia 4 people. Three more farewell to life in Mathura. Two people died Agra Bulandashare, there is one who died in Barabanki and Mirzapur.
Thus, from an abnormally low temperature across India for this winter has killed 107 people. And the night temperature in the state of Uttar Pradesh continues to stay at record low levels. Cold cover almost all of its areas. The most severe frosts recorded in Keylong (up to -8,9 ° C), the unexpectedly cold weather began in the tourist resorts of Manali and Shimla, the capital of the state (+3 ° C and +2,1 ° C, respectively).
States of Punjab and Haryana in northern India also boast comfortable weather. There the temperature by 3 degrees below normal, holding a thick fog everywhere, because of which disrupted rail and complicate the situation on the roads.