Cold wave and dense fog disrupted normal life across India with plummeting temperatures and low visibility, forcing the people to stay within the confines of their houses.
In Delhi, fog disrupted operations at IGI Airport where over a dozen flights were delayed yesterday. A thick blanket of fog across Punjab and Haryana affected vehicular traffic.
Fog also created adverse conditions in Uttar Pradesh. In Lucknow, district administration has ordered closure of all schools up to Class VIII till January 10 in view of the cold wave.
In Rajasthan, the mercury dropped further in some areas with Mount Abu recording the coldest temperature in the state at 2.4 degrees.
Intermittent snowfall continued in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, while rain lashed the lower areas, including Srinagar.
Piercing cold wave conditions persisted in Himachal Pradesh with the mercury hovering around freezing point at many places.