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Rain, hailstorm lash region
Chandigarh, March 29
Several places in the northwest region were lashed by heavy rain, even as upper reaches in Himachal Pradesh had snowfall this morning, bringing a sharp decline in day temperatures.

Rain likely in Punjab areas


 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 26.6C (79.9F) and the minimum 18.6C (65.5F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 70 per cent and the minimum 23 per cent.
  • Sunset: Friday: 6.41
  • Sunrise: Saturday: 6.13
  • OUTLOOK FOR  FRIDAY: Partly cloudy sky. Possibility of thundery development.


 

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Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala  26.6 16.3
Amritsar 29.0 15.6
Bhuntar 16.5 9.6
Hisar   18.3
Jammu 28.5 15.3
Ludhiana  29.8 15.6
Patiala 29.9 17.0
Shimla 11.6 5.6
Srinagar 14.7 5.4
Sundernagar 18.6 12.2

 

 

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

35

21

0

0

Allahabad

40

23

0

6

Aurangabad

37

19

0

1

Bangalore

37

24

0

2

Baroda

35

21

0

0

Bhopal

38

20

0

3

Bhubaneswar

35

26

0

89

Chennai

37

27

0

0

Dehra Dun

31

15

11

19

Gangtok

19

03

1

54

Guwahati

32

19

0

3

Gaya

37

19

0

5

Hyderabad

38

24

0

61

Indore

36

21

0

4

Jaipur

34

18

3

3

Kolkata

36

26

0

29

Mumbai

31

24

0

0

Nagpur

40

24

0

20

New Delhi

34

19

1

1

Patna

37

20

0

5

Pune

36

17

0

0

Shillong

22

13

0

2

Srinagar

13

05

23

54

Surat

31

17

0

0

 

Rain likely in Punjab areas
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 29
Rainfall: Rain or snow has occurred at most places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and at many places in Uttaranchal. Rain or thundershowers have occurred at many places in Haryana and Punjab, at a few places in west Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in east Rajasthan and east Uttar Pradesh. Weather was mainly dry in west Rajasthan. The chief amounts of precipitation in cm are: Haryana: Naraingarh 3, Chhachhrauli, Nilokheri and Thanesar 2 each and Jagadhari, Rewari and Rohtak 1 each, Himachal Pradesh: Barsar, Bangana and Baijnath 5 each, Bhuntar, Bharwain and Gohar 3 each, Dehragopipur, Kangra, Paonta, Solan, Shimla, Sundernagar and Una 2 each and Arki, Jhandutta, Kasauli, Nahan and Nalagarh 1 each, Jammu and Kashmir: Banihal, Quazigund and Srinagar 2 each, Punjab: Anandpur Sahib 2 and Adampur, Mukerian, Nakodar and Samrala 1 each, Uttar Pradesh: Sarsawa 1 and Uttaranchal: Dehradun 1. Rohtak (Haryana) and Sundernagar (Himachal Pradesh) reported hailstorm.

Temperature: Past 24 hours change: Maximum temperatures fell largely in Jammu and Kashmir, fell markedly in Punjab, fell appreciably in Himachal Pradesh and west Rajasthan, fell in Haryana and east Rajasthan, rose in east Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere.

Past 24 hours change: Minimum temperatures fell appreciably in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan, fell in Punjab and Uttaranchal, rose appreciably in east Uttar Pradesh and changed little in west Uttar Pradesh.

Departures: They were appreciably above normal in east Uttar Pradesh, above normal in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 15.6C recorded at Amritsar and Ludhiana (Punjab).

Forecast valid until the morning of 31st: Rain or snow will occur at most places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and at many places in Uttaranchal. Rain or thundershowers will occur at many places in Punjab and east Uttar Pradesh, at a few places in Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in the rest of the region. Thundersqualls/hailstorms are likely at isolated places in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

Heavy rainfall warning: Heavy rain/snow is likely at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal during the next 48 hours.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of 31st: Partly cloudy sky with thundery development and light rain or thunderstorm accompanied with hail. Maximum and minimum temperature will be around 34C and 19C, respectively.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi:
Forecast valid until the morning of 31st: Light rain or thunderstorm accompanied with hail in some areas.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: Decrease in rainfall.

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Rain, hailstorm lash region

Chandigarh, March 29
Several places in the northwest region were lashed by heavy rain, even as upper reaches in Himachal Pradesh had snowfall this morning, bringing a sharp decline in day temperatures.

The city witnessed overcast conditions since early this morning and received rain and hail intermittently. The Meteorological Department here recorded 5.8 mm of rain this morning. More rain and hail has been predicted in the plains of northwest over the next 48 hours.

In Himachal, upper reaches had snowfall reviving the chilly weather conditions. Upper hills in the Kulu valley had fresh snowfall following widespread rain. The Dhauladhar mountain ranges, facing the Kangra valley also had snowfall. Other hills of Pir Panjal ranges and Deo Tibba had moderate to heavy snowfall.

Reports of snow were also received from Dhundi which had recorded 33 cm of snow till this morning, in Pathsio it measured 39 cm, and at Solang Nullah three cm and 19 mm of snow and rain, respectively, was recorded.

Manali received the maximum amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours at 55 mm. Bhunter followed with 28.4 mm, Shimla at 17.7 mm and Sundernagar at 17.5 mm. The entire Kullu valley was reported to be in the grip of cold wave. However, fresh snowfall was expected to revive the influx of tourists.

A report from Hamirpur said widespread damage was caused to the crops and several trees were uprooted following heavy rain, repeated hail storms and squalls since last night.

In the plains, reports of rainfall were received from Amritsar, Patiala (2,5 mm), Ludhiana, Srinagar, Jammu, Safdarjung and Palam.

Agriculture experts here say that sporadic rain coupled with hailstorm will adversely affect crops like wheat.

The weather office attributed the current spell of rain and snow to the weather disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir adjoining North Pakistan and low pressure area over North Rajasthan adoining Punjab.

The forecast valid for the next 48 hours is rain or snow at several places in Himachal with rain or hail at many areas in Haryana and Punjab.

Meanwhile, the tourist resort of Narkanda experienced snowfall while lower hills had rain. Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by hailstorm, accompanied by rain, plumetting the temperature to 3.8C.

Certain upper areas of Shimla district, including Theog, Kufri, and Naldehra, also experienced rain and hail which caused extensive damage to fruit crops.

MANALI: The 13,050-foot high Rohtang Pass, has been experiencing snow while the lower parts of the region have been lashed by rain since Wednesday. The Manali-Rohtang Pass road was closed on Thursday due to heavy snowfall. Due to fresh snowfall at the Rohtang Pass, Marhi and Gulaba, the road-clearing operations of the Border Roads Organisation were also hampered on the 475-km-long Manali-Leh highway.

The famous ski slopes of Solang valley, Dhundi and Kothi, including Hamta Pass, Bhrigu slopes and Chanderkhani Pass, also experienced fresh snow. Vehicular traffic on the Manali-Rohtang road was disrupted at Kothi, 13 km from here, today.

The entire upper Manali region remained in the grip of a severe cold conditions following further decline in temperature. UNI
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