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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Sunday was 18.2C and the minimum 5.0C.
    The maximum relative humidity was 94 per cent and the minimum 27 per cent.
  • Sunset: Monday: 05.28
  • Sunrise: Tuesday: 07.20
  • OUTLOOK FOR  MONDAY:  Mainly clear sky.
 
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REGION

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

Ambala

18.3

7.2

Amritsar

17.8

0.6

Bhuntar

17.9

-1.3

Hisar

20.7

4.7

Jammu

4.7

Karnal

18.0

7.0

Ludhiana

20.2

1.9

Patiala

20.0

6.8

Shimla

15.1

2.7

Srinagar

10.5

-5.4

Sundernagar

20.7

0.3

 

 

NATION

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

Stations

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

25

11

0

0

Bangalore

28

18

0

676

Bhopal

21

08

0

1

Bhubaneswar

28

17

0

305

Bhuj

24

11

0

0

Chennai

30

22

0

1856

Dehra Dun

20

05

0

6

Gangtok

14

7

0

157

Guwahati

25

13

0

128

Hyderabad

27

15

0

222

Jaipur

22

5

0

0

Kolkata

28

16

0

461

Lucknow

23

09

0

6

Mumbai

20

19

0

20

New Delhi

19

6

0

1

Panjim

30

19

0

126

Patna

24

12

0

40

Shillong

15

7

0

234

Thiruvananthapuram

32

23

0

703

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Snow likely in HP, J&K

New Delhi, December 25
Rainfall: Weather was mainly dry over the region.

Temperature: Past 24 hours change: The minimum temperatures fell in east Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere.

Departure: They were appreciably below normal in Punjab, below normal in Rajasthan and Uttaranchal and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 0.6C recorded at Amritsar (Punjab).

Forecast valid until the morning of December 27, 2005: Rain/snow is likely at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal. Weather will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of December 27, 2005: Mainly clear sky. Mist/fog in the morning. The minimum temperature will be around 5C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forecast valid until the morning of December 27, 2005: Sky will be mainly clear.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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Chilly winds sweep across North-West

Chandigarh, December 25
A layer of dense fog enveloped Punjab and parts of Haryana on Christmas morning affecting road and rail traffic even as chilly winds continued to sweep across the North-West region.

The minimum temperature in Punjab was minus four degrees below normal at most places while in Haryana it was one to two degrees below normal.The tribal regions of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall that led to cold wave conditions in the entire hill state.

Braving the cold weather, residents in the Union Territory of Chandigarh and at Amritsar, which was the coldest place in the plains, made a beeline for the churches early morning. The historic Ridge Maidan and The Mall in Shimla as well as the famous tourist resort of Manali was thronged by Christmas revellers.

The minimum temperature in Amritsar fell by almost two degrees and was recorded at 0.6 degrees, four degrees below normal. However the minimum in Jalandhar was 2.6 degrees, up by two degrees. In Ludhiana the minimum plummeted to 1.9 degrees (four below normal) from 4.9 degrees yesterday. Patiala recorded a minimum of 6.8 degrees.

In Haryana, the minimum temperatures registered as slight increase with Hisar recording 4.7 degrees, one degree below normal. The minimum in Ambala stood at 7.2 degrees up by two degrees from yesterday while in Karnal it stood at 7.0 degrees, one degree below normal.

The temperature in Chandigarh remained at 5.0 degrees, two degrees below normal.

Biting cold wave conditions prevailed in the tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. In the capital town of Shimla the minimum stood at 2.7 degrees, one degree below normal. Bhuntar in Kulu district was cold at minus 1.3 degrees, two below normal while Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded a minimum of 0.3 degrees. UNI

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