Tuesday, February 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India




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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Monday was 21.0C (65.8F) and the minimum 14.2C (57.6F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 71 per cent and the minimum 33 per cent.
  • Sunset: Tuesday: 06.13
  • Sunrise: Wednesday: 07.00
  • OUTLOOK FOR  TUESDAY: Cloudy sky.


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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 21.7 13.2
Amritsar 19.8 09.0
Bhuntar 07.9 05.4
Dharamsala 12.2
Hisar 21.3 13.8
Ludhiana 20.9 12.4
Patiala 20.2 13.8
Shimla 09.2 04.0
Srinagar 00.8
Sundernagar 14.9 09.8

 

 

NATION

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

 

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

35

19

0

4

Allahabad

31

15

0

47

Bangalore

32

19

0

0

Bhopal

32

19

0

42

Bhuj

33

20

0

0

Chennai

33

23

0

1

Dehra Dun

19

14

0

80

Gangtok

13

7

0

85

Guwahati

25

12

0

31

Hyderabad

33

21

0

0

Jaipur

28

19

0

14

Jammu

17

14

Kolkata

29

19

0

1

Kodaikanal

10

0

34

Lucknow

29

14

0

56

Mahabaleshwar

31

15

0

1

Mangalore

34

23

0

0

Mumbai

31

21

0

0

Nagpur

34

19

33

41

New Delhi

24

17

0

53

Patna

27

12

0

45

Pune

35

12

0

0

Raikot

35

19

0

0

Ratnagiri

30

20

0

2

Shillong

15

06

1

28

Shimla

12

4

2

60

Srinagar

6

1

14

52

Thiruchirapalli

35

24

0

1

Udaipur

32

18

0

5




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Fresh snow in J&K, HP
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 17
Rainfall: Rain or snow has occurred at most places in Jammu and Kashmir and at a few places in Himachal Pradesh. Rain or thundershowers have occurred at isolated places in Punjab. Weather was mainly dry in the rest of the region. The chief amounts of precipitation in cms are: Himachal Pradesh: Bhuntar 3, Rampur Bushar 2 and Kangra 1; and Jammu and Kashmir: Banihal 8, Batote and Quazigund 5 each, Pahalgam 2 and Srinagar 1.

Snowfall report (cms): Himachal Pradesh: Dhundhi 84, Solang Nala 45, Bhang 19 and Patsio 17. Temperatures: Past 24 hours change: Minimum temperatures rose appreciably in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, rose in Punjab, east Rajasthan and Uttaranhal, and changed little elsewhere. Departures: They were largely above normal in Rajasthan, markedly above normal in Haryana and Punjab, appreciably above normal in west Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal and above normal in the rest of the region.

The lowest temperature in the plains was 12.4C recorded at Ludhiana.

Forecast valid until the morning of February 19: Rain or snow will occur at many places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal. Rain or thundershowers are likely at a few places in Haryana, Punjab and north Rajasthan and at isolated places in the rest of the region. Heavy rainfall warning: Heavy rain/snow is likely at isolated places in Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. Isolated hailstorm is likely in Haryana, Himachal, Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of February 19: Mainly cloudy sky. Rain/thundershowers in some areas with possibility of hailstorm at isolated places. Minimum temperature will be around 12C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forcast valid until the morning of February 19: Light to moderate rain will occur at a few places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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Rain, winds lash region

CHANDIGARH: Widespread rains in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal for the second day on Monday and rains in plains revived cold weather conditions, forcing people to take to woollens.

The rains have brought cheer to the farmers as these will greatly benefit rabi crops, specially wheat, various coarse grains and pulses.

Weather experts here attributed a sharp change in weather conditions to the Western disturbances over J and K and the neighbourhood coupled with a low pressure area over North-West Rajasthan and adjoining Central Pakistan. These conditions are likely to cause renewed spell of snowfall in hilly states and rains in plains of the region over the next 48 hours.

Peer Panajal range of mountains in J and K, world famous tourist and skiing resort of Gulmarg, entire route to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath from Pahalgam, besides forward areas like Dras, Kargil and hill tops in Leh (Ladakh) had received 100 cm to 20 cm fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours, ending this morning. Srinagar, the winter capital of the state reported the low of 0.8C and 13.8 mm of rain fall.

Barring Shimla, the capital town of HP, most of places, including of tourists interest like Kufri and Narkanda, reported 8 to 15 cm snow till this afternoon. Shimla and its adjoining areas were having rains.

Rohtang Pass, known as the gateway to Lahaul Spiti, which was already snow-bound and Dhundi reported having received 125 cm and 98 cm snowfall respectively while Patsio received 30 cm.

The entire tribal belt, comprising Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur districts and the Pangi valley (Chamba) too reported varying degrees of snowfall. Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul Spiti reported 15 cm of snowfall. Manali(Kulu) Patsio and Dhauladhar ranges overlooking Kangra valley, too, reported heavy snowfall.

Gau Mukh area in Uttaranchal recorded 20cm of snow.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas in Punjab and Haryana which were having overcast sky since yesterday too started having isolated rains by accompanied by sharp thunderstorms by this afternoon. The maximum which was hovering around 20 C by 2.30 pm on Monday suddenly dipped by six degrees following sharp rains and icy winds.

HOSHIARPUR: Hoshiarpur and its surrounding areas have been experiencing intermittent drizzling since Monday morning due to which the entire region has come under the grip of severe cold.

KUMARHATTI: High velocity winds on Monday lashed the town and its surrounding areas of Barog, Dharampur and Dagshai reviving the cold wave condition in region. There have been intermittent spells of light rain since the Sunday night. The rain is good for off-season cash crops like tomato and capsicum.

MANALI: The fresh spell of snow in the entire upper Manali region hampered the election campaign as local residents preferred to remain indoors. Heavy snowfall has been continuing in the higher reaches of the Kulu valley since Sunday morning as a result of which the upper Kulu-Manali region is in grip of severe cold wave. The ski slopes of the Solang valley also had fresh snow. The world famous heli-skiing slopes at Brighu slopes, Hamta slopes and Seri ski slopes also had heavy snow.

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