Indian cold wave (2012)

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2012 Indian cold wave
NWS-NOAA South Asia Extreme minimum temperature.gif
Extreme minimum temperature 16 to 22 December 2012, computer generated contours, based on preliminary data.
Areas affected India

Indian cold wave during the winter months of 2012 killed at least 92 people across northern and eastern India.[1][2] The drop in temperature had a devastating effect on the hundreds of thousands of homeless people in India.[3]

Most of the dead were homeless and elderly people, living in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Other northern and eastern states such as Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Tripura were also affected by this cold snap.[2][4] New Delhi was also gripped by cold weather, with the temperature dipping to 7oC on the Christmas Day and 1oC after New Year.[5]

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  1. ^ "Cold wave disrupts life in north India; death toll reaches 92 in UP". Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Cold wave in north, east India claims over 40 lives". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Cold wave intensifies, death toll reaches 40". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ "BBC News - North India cold snap kills 25". Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  5. ^ "25 dead due to intense cold in northern India - Xinhua |". Retrieved 2012-12-26.