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Posted at: Jan 12, 2017, 2:12 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2017, 2:12 AM (IST)

City shivers at 2.4°C, records coldest night

Students’ queries flood Met helpline

  • The Met helpline was flooded with calls from tricity students, who were keen on knowing how long the biting cold would continue. “Sir, can you please tell me how long the chill will continue as I am facing problems in studying at night because of it,” asked one of the students from the tricity. In the past one week, the helpline has received nearly 20 per cent more calls as compared to last year regarding weather updates. Met Director Surinder Pal Singh said earlier they rarely received calls from students. However, this time, students were calling them up frequently to plan their study schedule.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11

The city recorded the coldest night of the season with the minimum temperature plummeting to the 2.4°C mark, three degrees below normal. According to the Met Department, relief from the chilly weather is not in sight in the coming days and rain is expected over the weekend in the city, which will further dip the temperature.

The maximum temperature in the city today was 16.1°C, five degrees below normal. Though a clear sky has been forecast for tomorrow, there will be fog during the morning in the tricity.

Met Director Surinder Pal Singh said this was the coldest night of the season.

Meanwhile, five trains and nine flights were delayed today due to fog in the region.


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