Biting cold in Rajasthan, Churu lowest at minus 1.9 degrees Celsius

Jaipur, Jan 12: Cold wave swept parts of Rajasthan where mercury continued to remain below freezing point at three places with Churu recording the lowest temperature at minus 1.9 degrees Celsius.

Mount Abu recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius while Sriganganagar, Bhilwara, Sikar, Alwar and Vanasthali registered night temperatures of minus 1.1, 0.0, 1, 1.2 and 2.1 degrees Celsius respectively, according to Met department here.

Intense cold conditions threw normal life out of gear in other areas where Chittorgarh, Dabok, Phalodi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer registered minimum temperatures of 2.2, 2.5, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3 and 4.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

People in western areas of the state also shivered where the mercury settled at 7 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer and 7.2 in Barmer.

Ground frost could also be observed in many areas.