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Cold wave to continue in North India

Churu coldest in plains


 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Sunday was 23.2C and the minimum 3.8C.
    The maximum relative humidity was 90 per cent and the minimum 30 per cent.
  • Sunset: Monday: 5.24
  • Sunrise: Tuesday: 7.17
  • OUTLOOK FOR  MONDAY: Mainly clear sky.
 
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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)

Ambala

22.0

4.8

Amritsar

22.6

1.0

Bhuntar

18.0

-0.7

Hisar

21.8

5.9

Karnal

20.5

5.0

Ludhiana

21.4

2.5

Patiala

4.0

Shimla

17.0

7.2

Srinagar

10.2

-5.6

Sundernagar

21.9

0.2

 

 

NATION

Read under headings Max (maximum temperature), Min (minimum temperature), R (rainfall in past 24 hours) and TR (total rainfall):

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

27

09

0

0

Bhopal

24

7

0

1

Bhubaneswar

28

19

0

305

Chennai

27

21

57

1802

Dehra Dun

23

6

0

5

Gangtok

16

7

0

157

Guwahati

26

12

0

128

Hyderabad

29

13

0

222

Jaipur

23

6

0

0

Kolkata

27

18

0

460

Lucknow

25

7

0

5

Mumbai

35

18

0

20

New Delhi

21

6

0

1

Panjim

35

17

0

126

Patna

25

8

0

40

Ranchi

24

8

0

29

Shillong

17

9

0

234

Thiruvananthapuram

31

24

0

702

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Cold wave to continue in North India

Chandigarh, December 18
The severe cold wave sweeping Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh claimed yet another life in Ludhiana taking the death toll in the region to five even as the mercury remained two to three degrees below normal.

A blanket of dense fog enveloped most parts of north-west India this morning, affecting rail and road traffic.

A report from Ludhiana said that a beggar died due to the cold wave at the railway station.

Adampur in Jalandhar district continued to be the coldest place in the plains at
0.4C. The minimum at Aadampur yesterday was 0.4C.

Elsewhere in Punjab, Amritsar recorded a minimum of 1.0C, four degrees below normal. Ludhiana registered a minimum of 2.5C, three degrees below normal.

The cold wave persisted in Chandigarh and its adjoining areas with the city recording 3.8C, three degrees below normal.

The days, however, were warm in the region with the sun bringing some relief to the residents. Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 23C, two degrees above normal while Amritsar was warm at 22C, one degree above normal.

According to the Met office here the cold wave conditions are likely to continue in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the next 24 hours. Ground frost is likely to occur at isolated places in Punjab during the next two nights.

The dense fog that enveloped most areas in the region, including Amritsar, Pathankot, Halwara, Ambala, Sirsa, Bhatinda and Palam (Delhi) in the morning, reduced the visibility to zero, forcing vehicular traffic to move at snails pace with headlights on.

In Haryana, Ambala was the coldest place at 4.8C, two degrees below normal, followed by Karnal at 5C, three degrees below normal. The minimum in Hisar stood at 5.9C.

Several areas in Himachal Pradesh, including tribal districts of Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur and Pangi valley and Bharmour area in Chamba district, reeled under severe cold wave.

Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded 0.2C and Bhuntar in Kulu district registered a minimum of 0.7C, two degrees below normal. The capital town of Shimla recorded a minimum of 7.2C, degrees above normal while the maximum was 16C.

Light to moderate rain or snow is likely to occur in the higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh while the weather will be mainly sunny in Punjab and Haryana tomorrow, the Metrological Department said. UNI

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Churu coldest in plains
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 18
Rainfall: Weather was dry over the region.

Temperatures: Past 24 hours change: The minimum temperatures changed little.

Departure: This was appreciably below normal in Punjab and west Rajasthan, below normal in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and east Rajasthan and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 0.4C recorded at Churu (Rajasthan).

Forecast valid until the morning of December 20, 2005: Rain/snow is likely at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal. Weather will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning
of December 20, 2005:
Mainly clear sky. Mist/fog in the morning. The minimum temperature will be around 6C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forecast valid until the morning of
December 20, 2005:
Sky will be mainly clear.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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