Thursday, January 25, 2001,
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Cold wave persists in J&K, Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 Cold to severe cold conditions are prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal. The cold wave is also prevailing in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and west Uttar Pradesh. The conditions are likely to continue during the next two days.

Water pipes freeze in Shimla
SHIMLA, Jan 24 Water pipes in the upper parts of the town froze this morning as temperature plunged to -5.5C. With Mondays snow, the winter has become harsh here. Yesterday the temperature was -5C.


 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Wednesday was 19C (66.2F) and the minimum 8C (46.4F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 74 per cent and the minimum 21 per cent.
  • Sunset: Thursday: 5.52
  • Sunrise: Friday: 7.17
  • OUTLOOK FOR  THURSDAY: Mainly clear sky. Minimum temperature will be around 7C.


 

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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 18.6 4.2
Amritsar 20.1 1.8
Bhuntar 15.3 -0.6
Hisar 19.8 7.2
Patiala 18.2 4.3
Shimla 08.6 -1.6
Srinagar 08.1 -2.2
Sundernagar 18.7 0.3

 

 

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

Bangalore

30

18

0

1

Bhavanagar

8

Bhopal

24

7

0

4

Bhubaneswar

35

16

0

0

Bhul

25

11

0

0

Kolkata

30

15

0

0

Chennai

35

23

0

tr

Dehra Dun

17

3

0

42

Gangtok

13

5

1

1

Guwahati

20

11

1

2

Gaya

26

10

0

7

Hyderabad

31

15

0

11

Indore

24

6

0

6

Jaipur

21

4

0

1

Jamshedpur

30

12

0

0

Kolhapur

30

16

0

1

Lucknow

25

7

0

4

Mahabaleshwar

26

13

0

6

Mangalore

33

21

0

0

Mumbai

29

18

0

1

Nagpur

31

12

0

4

New Delhi

19

9

0

15

Panjim

31

19

0

8

Patna

25

11

0

12

Pune

30

9

0

7

Rajkot

27

11

0

0

Ranchi

25

11

0

3

Ratnagiri

29

19

0

33

Sholapur

32

16

0

5

Tiruchirapalli

29

32

0

tr

Thiruvananthapuram

32

23

0

18

Udipur

23

4

0

0

Visakhapatnam

31

26

0

tr

 

Cold wave persists in J&K, Rajasthan
Tribune News Service

NEW DELHI, Jan 22 Cold to severe cold conditions are prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal. The cold wave is also prevailing in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and west Uttar Pradesh. The conditions are likely to continue during the next two days.

Rainfall: Light rain or snow has occurred at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Weather was dry in the rest of the region.

Temperature: Past 24 hours, change: Minimum temperatures fell markedly in Jammu and Kashmir, fell appreciably in east Rajasthan and Uttaranchal, fell in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, west Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere. Departures: They were appreciably below normal in the remaining parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttaranchal, below normal in the remaining parts of Himachal Pradesh and west Rajasthan and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was minus 0.2 C recorded at Adampur (Punjab).

Forecast valid until the morning of 26th: Weather will be dry over the region.

Low temperature warning: Ground frost/minimum temperatures likely to fall up to 4 C or below at a few places in Punjab and Rajasthan during the next two nights.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of Jan 26: Sunny day. Clear night. Strong chilly winds to continue. Minimum temperature will be around 6 C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of Jan 26: Sky will be clear.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.
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Water pipes freeze in Shimla
Tribune News Service

SHIMLA, Jan 24 Water pipes in the upper parts of the town froze this morning as temperature plunged to -5.5C.

With Mondays snow, the winter has become harsh here. Yesterday the temperature was -5C.

Residents of the Jakhu area found their taps frozen this morning. At certain places, pipes were heated to make the water run. This is for the first time that this winter water has frozen in the taps.

PWD officials sprayed mud on snow-covered roads to make it easy for people to walk.

Traffic remained disrupted at Narkanda and Kharapatthar because of the snow.

According to weather experts, it was after several years that the temperature was recorded below -5C. The lowest temperature recorded last year was -4C.

The data provided by Dr S.P. Bhardwaj, Joint Director of the research station at Mashobra, indicated that 25 cm of snow was recorded during the two snowfalls which Shimla had this month.

A PTI report said the 320-km-long Hindustan-Tibet national highway was opened to traffic and bus services of the HRTC were resumed. However, bus services to Chopal and some other areas in the interiors remained suspended due to heavy snow.

The entire tribal belt consisting of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi experienced biting cold wave conditions as the mercury registered a steep fall.

All lakes, ponds, rivulets and long stretches of Chandrabhaga and Spiti rivers were frozen, PTI report said.

Meanwhile, cold wave, sweeping across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, intensified today as mercury touched below 3C in most parts. Adampur in Hoshiarpur district recorded a temperature of-2C making it the coldest place in the region.

People in most parts of Punjab again faced battering cold conditions due to the sharp decline in temperature, a Met office spokesman said here.

In plains of Punjab and Haryana after Adampur, Amritsar touched a low of 1.8C followed by 4.2C in Ambala. Both places recording below 3C.

Patiala was 4.3C, Hisar 7.2 C while Chandigarh had a low of 8.0C.

Fog reduced visibility to a few metres early in the day at many places, including Pathankot, Sirsa, Hindon and Shahabad.

The Met office predicted dry weather in the next 24 hours in Punjab and Haryana.

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