Wednesday, February 21, 2001,
Chandigarh, India





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Dry spell broken; tribal areas have snow
Shimla, February 20
The long-drawn dry spell in the upper areas of Himachal Pradesh was broken today with mild snow and rainfall on the eve of Shivaratri. Farmers had been waiting for the showers for the past few months as their crops failed in many areas.

Snow likely in J&K


 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 23.8C (74.8F) and the minimum 13.6C (56.5F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 69 per cent and the minimum 15 per cent.
  • Sunset: Wednesday: 6.15
  • Sunrise: Thursday: 6.56
  • OUTLOOK FOR  WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy sky, possibility of thundery development. Minimum temperature will be around 12C.


 

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Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 24.6 10.7
Amritsar 19.4 9.7
Hisar 13.4
Jammu 14.3
Ludhiana 21.9 10.8
Patiala 23.3 9.8
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Srinagar 3.8

 

 

NATION

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

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

34

17

0

0

Aurangabad

35

15

0

3

Bangalore

34

21

0

1

Baroda

35

16

0

0

Bhavnagar

34

Bhopal

30

14

0

6

Bhubaneswar

35

24

0

0

Chennai

33

23

0

0

Dehra Dun

27

10

0

44

Gangtok

18

9

1

6

Guwahati

26

15

0

5

Hyderabad

35

21

0

11

Indore

32

17

0

6

Jamshedpur

33

14

0

0

Kolkata

32

19

0

0

Kolhapur

34

17

0

1

Lucknow

29

13

0

9

Madurai

34

23

0

6

Mahabaleshwar

17

0

6

Mumbai

29

22

0

1

Ranchi

29

13

0

4

Ratnagiri

30

19

0

33

Shillong

19

8

0

9

Surat

34

14

0

0

Tiruchirapalli

33

24

0

1

Thiruvananthapuram

33

24

0

41

Udaipur

34

14

0

0

Visakhapatnam

36

23

0

0

Dry spell broken; tribal areas have snow
Tribune News Service

Shimla, February 20
The long-drawn dry spell in the upper areas of Himachal Pradesh was broken today with mild snow and rainfall on the eve of Shivaratri.

Farmers had been waiting for the showers for the past few months as their crops failed in many areas.

Reports said that there was also snow in the higher reaches and tribal belt.

Shimla region today had showers breaking the dry spell while tourists spots Kufri, Narkanda and higher reaches had snowfall this afternoon.

Temperature fell considerably in the region and wintry condition prevailed all over the state.

Tribal area is also having snowfall since morning while lower areas of the state had rain. The snow in the apple belt is likely to benefit apple plants and other fruits trees.

Palampur and surrounding areas have experience light showers today. Heavy snowfall is reported from higher reaches of Dhauladhars. Palampur town was lashed by cold winds resulting in sudden lowering of temperature.

The late rains though not helpful for rabi crops but are considered helpful to increase of water in rivers. Lower areas of Palampur has been facing drought-like situations, particularly in Chander where water sources had started drying.

The 13,050 feet Rohtang Pass, gateway to Lahaul Spiti and Dauladhar mountain ranges, overlooking the Kangra valley, also reported moderate snowfall.

There were also reports of rainfall at several places in the state breaking the long dry spell. PTI, UNI
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Snow likely in J&K
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 20
Rainfall: Weather was mainly dry over the region.

Temperature: Past 24 hours change: Minimum temperatures rose in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan, were above normal in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 7.8C recorded at Sarsawa (Uttar Pradesh).

Forecast valid until the morning of February 22: Rain or snow is likely at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal. Rain or thundershowers are likely at isolated places in Haryana, Punjab, east Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh. Weather will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of February 22: Light rain is likely at a few places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.
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