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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 12.6C and the minimum 7.2C.
    The maximum relative humidity was 97 per cent and the minimum 79 per cent.
  • Sunset: Friday: 05.33
  • Sunrise: Saturday: 7.21
  • OUTLOOK FOR  FRIDAY: Partly cloudy day.
 

 

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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)

Ambala

14.5

06.7

Amritsar

11.4

03.7

Bhuntar

16.7

05.3

Hisar

05.7

Jammu

08.8

Karnal

08.5

Ludhiana

11.4

06.4

Patiala

11.4

07.8

Rohtak

07.7

Shimla

12.5

03.7

Srinagar

00.8

Sundernagar

16.9

04.6

 

 

NATION

Read under headings Max (maximum temperature), Min (minimum temperature), R (rainfall in past 24 hours) and TR (total rainfall):

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

28

8

0

0

Allahabad

16

5

0

0

Aurangabad

29

10

0

0

Bangalore

26

17

0

0

Baroda

30

10

0

0

Bhavnagar

28

9

0

0

Bhopal

25

8

0

0

Bhubaneshwar

26

11

0

0

Bhuj

27

14

0

0

Chennai

30

23

0

0

Dehra Dun

17

5

0

0

Gangtok

14

5

0

0

Guwahati

23

11

0

0

Gaya

15

5

0

0

Hyderabad

29

14

0

0

Indore

27

11

Jaipur

21

5

Jammu

19

9

Jamshedpur

24

6

0

0

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Pilani lowest in plains at 2.1C
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 1
Rainfall: Rain/snow has occurred at many places in Jammu and Kashmir and at a few places in Himachal Pradesh. Weather was dry in the rest of the region. The chief amounts of precipitation in cms are: Himachal Pradesh: Dhundhi 2 and Jammu and Kashmir: Banihal 2 and Batote 1.

Temperatures: Past 24 hours change: Minimum temperatures fell appreciably in east Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere. Departure: They were appreciably below normal in east Uttar Pradesh, below normal in west Uttar Pradesh, above normal in Himachal Pradesh and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 2.1C recorded at Pilani (Rajasthan).

Forecast valid until the morning of January 3, 2004: Rain or snow will occur at many places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and at a few places in 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.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of January 3: Cold day. Partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rain in some areas. Fog till forenoon. Minimum temperature will be around 6C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forecast valid until the morning of January 3: Light rain is likely at a few places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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Fog hits train services

Chandigarh, January 1
The New Year dawned in the north west region with yet another cold day weather with the mercury in and around Chandigarh dipping by almost 10 degrees at 11.4C, around 2.30 pm, while Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh had more spells of snow and rains in the past 24 hours.

The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) has issued low danger avalanche warning for Dras, Gulmarg, Karen, Machhal sectors, Banmdiopur-Gurez, Naugam-Kaiyan, Chowkibal-Tangdhar axes in J and K over the next 24 hours.

The people in most of the Kashmir valley, higher altitudes in Jammu region and adjoining tribal belt and other areas in Himachal shivered intensely due to renewed spells of snowfall for the second day.

The mercury in New Delhi, stations in Haryana and Punjab, around that time reported the maximums hovering around 11C, while minimums hovered earlier were one to three degrees below normal.

With visibility staying reduced to a few metres, air, rail and road services in the region were again disrupted today. While Indian Airlines to and fro Mumbai-Delhi flight operated for the first time in three days 140 minutes behind schedule, Jet Airways to and fro flight was cancelled.

Most of the trains on the Northern Railway ran far behind schedule. These included the New Delhi-Kalka-Shatabadi, the Himalayan Queen, the Shaan-e-Punjab, the Allahabad-Ambala Unchahar Express, the Golden Temple Mail, the Punjab Mail, the Jammu Tawi and the Jehlum Express.

Tourists thronging Shimla in anticipation of New Years Eve snowfall faced harsh cold weather. As icy winds blew across, the minimum in and around Shimla dipped by 1C to 2.1C. Rohtang Pass was lashed by heavy snowfall. Bhang Manali, Dhundi and Solang Nullah were also lashed by snow or rain so also Dhauldhar ranges overlooking the Kangra valley.

Ambala (6.7C) Hisar (5.7C), Karnal (8.5C) and Rohtak (7.7C) were colder places in Haryana.

The minimum in and around Srinagar dipped to 0.8C, while Jammu reported the low of 8.8C.

Amritsar stayed coldest at 1.7C, three degrees below normal. Ludhiana (6.4C) and Patiala (7.8C)were other colder stations in Punjab. UNI

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