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The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday closed all schools for two days due to extreme cold weather conditions.

The UP government in a notification said "All schools in Uttar Pradesh to remain closed on Thursday and Friday due to cold weather."

Earlier today, the districts administrations Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar had announced the closed of all schools on Thursday and Friday in separate notifications.

"All government and private schools across Noida and Greater Noida have been directed to remain shut over the next two days due to cold weather," Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate (DM) B N Singh said.

Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate (DM) B N Singh
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Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate (DM) B N Singh

Ghaziabad DM Ajay Shankar Pandey said, "Classes from nursery to 12th will remain closed due to cold wave conditions." Cold weather conditions persisted in the region on Wednesday, with the minimum temperature in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad hovering around 10 degrees Celsius.

The Delhi NCR region has been experiencing extreme cold conditions. Delhi has witnessed the lowest maximum temperatures recorded in the last 17 years, according to Skymet Weather.

Before this, it was on 31 December 2002 when the national capital had recorded the lowest day maximum to the tune of 11.2 degree Celsius.

For the last two consecutive days, maximum temperatures have been hovering around 12 degrees Celsius mark, leading to severe cold conditions. These conditions are declared when day's maximum in plains settle below 16 degrees Celsius.

According to the India Meteorological Department, dense fog is very likely in isolated pockets over West UP in the morning hours of Thursday

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