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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 21.4C and the minimum 9.4C.
    The maximum relative humidity was 98 per cent and the minimum 25 per cent.
  • Sunset: Friday 5.48
  • Sunrise: Saturday 7.19
  • OUTLOOK FOR  FRIDAY:  Partly cloudy.
 
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REGION

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

Ambala

21.9

11.7

Amritsar

20.4

3.6

Bhuntar

17.5

5.0

Hisar

22.7

11.7

Jammu

6.5

Karnal

12.2

Ludhiana

20.7

9.5

Patiala

22.1

10.8

Rohtak

11.2

Shimla

11.6

3.5

Srinagar

6.0

1.0

Sundernagar

18.0

6.8

 

 

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

29

15

0

0

Bangalore

31

15

0

1

Bhopal

30

13

0

0

Bhubaneswar

35

18

0

0

Chennai

30

18

0

1

Dehra Dun

23

10

0

18

Gangtok

13

7

1

2

Guwahati

22

11

0

0

Hyderabad

34

15

0

0

Jaipur

27

11

0

0

Kolkata

33

18

0

0

Lucknow

29

13

0

0

Mumbai

29

21

0

0

Panjim

33

20

0

0

Patna

25

11

0

0

Ranchi

30

13

0

0

Shillong

18

01

0

0

Thiruvananthapuram

32

22

0

32

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Fog hits normal life, night temperatures drop
Tribune News Service & PTI

Chandigarh, January 19
Fog affected normal life at many areas in North India, while night temperatures dropped by a few degrees, but stayed above normal at most places.

Chandigarh and its adjoining areas were engulfed by a dense fog, reducing visibility to 100m last night, which continued till early this morning with visibility improving as the day advanced.

The minimum in the city was recorded at 9.4C, two degrees above the normal.

According to the Met Department, Sirsa, Sirsawa, Srinagar and Ambala were engulfed by a dense fog and visibility was reduced to zero, while Palam (700m), Bathinda (200m) and Pathankot (800m) were also affected by fog.

Meanwhile, the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh continued to receive snowfall for the fifth day. Dhundi had received another spell of snow until this morning.

Cold conditions again intensified in Kashmir Valley, with Srinagar recording a low of -1C, down by one degrees, while Jammu recorded a low of 6.5C.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, the minimum temperatures stayed well above the normal range.

Amritsar recorded a low of 3.6C, up one degree, while Ludhiana had a low of 9.5C, up by three degrees. Patiala recorded a minimum of 10.8C, up four degrees.

Ambala (11.7C), Hisar (11.7C) and Karnal (12.2C) each recorded five degrees above normal minimum temperature.

Shimla recorded a low of 3.5C, up one while the respective minimums at Sundernagar and Bhuntar were recorded at 6.8C and 5C.

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was thrown open to vehicles this morning after remaining closed for four days due to landslides triggered by heavy snowfall and rains.

The 300-km-long highway was thrown open to vehicular traffic, with the authorities allowing the movement of vehicles from Srinagar to Jammu this morning, official sources said.

Only one-way traffic would be allowed on the road for the next few days as BRO personnel are on the job to make the highway safe for two-way traffic.

RECKONG PEO: Heavy snowfall claimed another life in Kinnaur district, while three houses and one dogri in an orchard were destroyed in an avalanche in Nichar sub-division of the district last evening.

A reoprt reaching district headquarters here revealed that a patient, coming from Spiti valley for treatment in the district hospital at Reckong Peo, was trapped under a landslide near Spillo village on the National Highway-22. He died on the spot.

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Rain, snow likely in J&K
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 19
Rainfall: Rain/snow has occurred at many places in Jammu and Kashmir and at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh. Weather was dry in the rest of the region. The chief amounts of precipitation in c.m. are: Jammu and Kashmir: Batote and Quazigund 2 each and Banihal and Pahalgam 1 each.

Temperatures: Past 24 hours change: The minimum temperatures fell in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttaranchal, rose appreciably in east Uttar Pradesh, rose in Haryana and changed little elsewhere. Departure: They were markedly above normal in Haryana, east Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh, appreciably above normal in west Rajasthan, east Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, above normal in Punjab and normal in the rest of the region. The lowest temperature in the plains was 3.6C recorded at Amritsar.

Forecast valid until the morning of January 21: Rain/snow will occur at many places in Jammu and Kashmir, at a few places in Himachal Pradesh and at isolated places in Uttaranchal. Weather will be mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of January 21: Partly cloudy sky. Mist/Fog in the morning. The minimum temperature will be around 10C. Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forecast valid until the morning of January 21: Sky will be partly cloudy.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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