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Dal Lake freezes as mercury dips


 

CHANDIGARH
  • Temperature
      Maximum: 20.4C
      Minimum: 5.4C
  • Sunrise: 7.13
  • Sunset: 5.25
 
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REGION

Extremes
Town

                     Max (in Celsius)

Min (in Celsius)

Ambala

20.4

4.4

Amritsar

13.6

1.2

Bhuntar

18.9

0.5

Hisar

22.6

6.3

Jammu

23.6

5.3

Karnal

4.2

Ludhiana

20.0

5.9

Patiala

21.5

4.9

Shimla

13.6

2.6

Srinagar

8.8

-5.4

Sundernagar

20.1

-0.4




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Dal Lake freezes as mercury dips
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 17
Snow in the hilly areas and cold north-westerly winds ensured that north India continued to reel under the cold wave conditions with temperatures dropping below normal in several parts.

Cold wave conditions prevailed over parts of Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan. Minimum temperatures were also below normal by 2-3C over remaining parts of the northwest India, Rajasthan and adjoining central India.

According to the Met office, under the influence of an approaching western disturbance an increase in minimum temperatures is likely in the region from tomorrow during subsequent two days, leading to the abatement of cold wave conditions.

A western disturbance passed the region last week and the IMD is expecting another after December 19.

As far as adjoining regions are concerned, the Met office said 2-4C below normal minimum temperature conditions over east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are likely to continue during the next 2-3 days.

Minimum temperature is likely to fall further thereafter, leading to cold wave conditions at some places over these regions.

Regarding northwest India, comprising Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and west UP, in specific, mainly dry weather is likely over Jammu & Kashmir during the next 24 hours followed by isolated rain and snow.

Dry weather is likely over the rest region and no significant change in minimum temperatures over the plains during the next 24 hours followed by an increase thereafter.

Reports from Srinagar said the parts of Dal Lake were again frozen this morning as people in Kashmir witnessed coldest night after the minimum temperature dipped to minus 5.4C.

Night temperature dipped at most of the places in Punjab, the Adampur airbase near Jalandhar turned out to be the coldest place in northwest region, recording 0.6C.

Amritsar was cold at 1.6C, while the minimum temperature recorded at Pathankot was 4.4C and 5.4C at Bathinda. Ambala recorded a minimum temperature of 4.2C.

New Delhi too continued to battle severe cold as the city recorded a minimum temperature of 4.6 C. According to the Met office, the city saw the coldest day of the season on Sunday with 4.4 C.

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