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Weather Update: Noida schools reopen, cold conditions likely to abate over northern India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 December 2019, 10:01 IST

Schools and colleges have been reopened in Noida and Greater Noida on Monday after remaining shut over the last week due to cold, officials said on Sunday.

District Magistrate, Gautam Buddh Nagar, BN Singh also quelled rumors about schools remaining closed in Monday and Tuesday.

"I have come to know that a fake order for closure of schools tomorrow has been circulated under my signature. No such order has been issued. A criminal case for fraud and panic in public is being lodged," Singh tweeted.

Educational institutions were ordered to remain shut for as much as four days across Uttar Pradesh last week due to cold weather amid protests against the citizenship law in the state and elsewhere in the country.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has predicted cold day conditions likely to abate over northern plains of India from 25th December and cold wave conditions likely to develop over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and north Rajasthan from 25th December.

"Due to favorable meteorological conditions, Dense to very dense fog at few places very likely during morning hours over
Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and dense fog at
isolated places during morning hours over north Rajasthan during the next 4-5 days," said the latest IMD bulletin.

"Cold day to severe cold day at a few places very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during the next 2 days and cold day conditions at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours. Isolated to scattered rainfall with isolated thunderstorm and lightning likely over East India from 25th-26th December," the weather agency said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First published: 23 December 2019, 10:01 IST