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Relief from cold wave likely
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 Severe cold wave conditions are prevailing in Chandigarh and in parts of Rajasthan. Cold wave conditions continue to prevail in parts of Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and have extended to parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. They are likely to abate during the next two days.

Srinagar coldest with minus 6.04C
CHANDIGARH, Jan 10 The entire northwest region today continued to be in grip of intense cold wave with early morning fog disrupting normal rail, road and air traffic.


 

 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Wednesday was 15.6C (60.3F) and the minimum 2.2C (22.1F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 100 per cent and the minimum 69 per cent.
  • Sunset: Thursday: 5.40
  • Sunrise: Friday: 7.21
  • OUTLOOK FOR  thurSDAY: Fog or mist in the morning. Partly cloudy sky. The minimum temperature will be around 5C.


 

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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 15.8 5.0
Amritsar 16.2 -0.8
Bhuntar 19.1 -1.8
Hisar 3.6
Jammu 4.7
Ludhiana 16.5 3.2
Patiala 16.8 2.8
Shimla 11.7 3.6
Srinagar -6.4
Sundernagar 17.3 -0.2

 

 

NATION

Read under headings Max (maximum temperature), Min (minimum temperature), R (rainfall in past 24 hours) and TR (Total rain since October 1):

 

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

26

12

0

0

Allahabad

22

6

0

3

Aurangabad

28

11

0

3

Bangalore

24

17

0

1

Bhavnagar

27

12

0

0

Bhopal

21

10

0

4

Bhubaneshwar

31

18

0

0

Bhuj

23

11

0

0

Calcutta

26

15

0

0

Dehra Dun

19

3

0

25

Guwahati

23

10

0

0

Gaya

22

7

0

7

Hyderabad

30

17

0

11

Indore

5

0

6

Jaipur

21

3

0

1

Jamshedpur

26

9

0

0

Lucknow

21

4

0

4

Manglore

34

22

0

0

Mumbai

29

18

0

1

Panjim

30

19

0

8

Patna

21

5

0

12

Pune

30

10

0

7

Shillong

13

3

0

0

Surat

29

13

0

0

Udaipur

23

4

0

0

 

Relief from cold wave likely
Tribune News Service

NEW DELHI, Jan 10 Severe cold wave conditions are prevailing in Chandigarh and in parts of Rajasthan. Cold wave conditions continue to prevail in parts of Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh and have extended to parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal. They are likely to abate during the next two days.

Rainfall: Weather was dry over the region.

Temperature: Past 24 hours change: Minimum temperatures rose in Jammu and Kashmir, fell in eastern Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere.

Departures: They were below normal in Haryana and in the remaining parts of Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal and normal in the rest of the region. the lowest temperature in the plains was -0.8C recorded at Amritsar.

Forecast valid until the morning of 12th: Rain or snow is likely at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir and at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh. Rain or thundershowers are likely at isolated places in Punjab. Weather will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of 12th: Hazy sky becoming partly cloudy towards the afternoon of tomorrow. Fog in the morning. Minimum temperature will be around normal of 7C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of 12th: Sky will be partly cloudy.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

 

 

Srinagar coldest with minus 6.04C

CHANDIGARH, Jan 10 (UNI) The entire northwest region today continued to be in grip of intense cold wave with early morning fog disrupting normal rail, road and air traffic.

Several areas in Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh had thick blanket of fog till late in the morning which reduced visibility and forced people to drive at very slow speed.

Sources said that both rail and air traffic was affected with trains on almost all routes in the region reported running late. Indian Airlines flight to Leh from here scheduled to take off at 9.40 a.m. was cancelled due to bad weather.

Several places in the region shivered due to cold wave conditions forcing people to wear thick woollens to keep warm.

According to the Meteorological Department here, the city braved the chill with a low of 2.2C, which was five degrees below normal.

People in Amritsar, which has, so far, been the coldest place in the plains, continued to face the battering cold today with minimum dropping to 0.8C (five degrees below normal).

Other places in Punjab were only slightly warmer with Ludhiana registering a low of 2.8C and Patiala slightly better than the two at 3.8C.

In Haryana, Hisar had the coldest night with the minimum dropping to 3.6C (one degree below normal) followed by Ambala at 5.0C.

Shimla in the hills recorded a low of 3.6C and Sundernagar, also in Himachal had a low of minus 0.2C.

People in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir had a tough time as water taps in many areas were reported frozen. The low here dropped to minus 6.4C (four degrees below normal). The winter capital of the state, Jammu, recorded the minimum at 4.7C.

Director of the Meteorological Department here, S.C.Bhan told UNI that the current spell of cold weather was not likely to last long. He said that from tomorrow onwards "we could expect a slight change in the weather with day temperatures witnessing an increase in most of the northwest."

PTI: The north-bound trains, including the Delhi-Chandigarh Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen ran between 90 to 120 minutes late due to thick blanket of fog. Railway sources said.

The motorists had to drive with head lights in the national highway as visibility was reduced to only few metres.

The weather office has predicted ground frost in most parts of Punjab and Haryana during the next to nights.

ROHTAK (FOC): Biting cold claimed another victim in the district in the past 48 hours.

An unidentified man, nearly 50 reportedly died due to cold at Sampla town, 25 km from here, yesterday. The police found the body of the deceased on the link road between Sampla and Ismaila village. A bundle of clothes was also found from his possession.

The body has been kept in morgue after a post-mortem examination.

Earlier, a body was found from HUDA complex here on Monday last. The police came to know about his identity from the ration card found from his pocket. The deceased was identified as Jai Singh of Bhiwani district. 

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