Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 29
Cold weather conditions today broke yet another record with the city witnessing the coldest December night after 2014. It was also the coldest day of this winter season.
According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature today was recorded at 2.9° C in the city. Before this, the lowest minimum temperature of the month was recorded on December 28, 2014, at 2.3° C.
On December 27 last year, the minimum temperature was 3.4 °C and it had remained more than this in the previous years since 2014.
The cold weather conditions also led to dense fog. There was 50m+ visibility at 2:30 am on Sunday. However, by 8:30 in the morning, it rose to 250m. Chandigarh's night temp is three degrees less than normal. It is a drastic fall from Saturday’s minimum temperature of 5.1° C. Today's maximum temperature was 11.1° C, which is 10 degrees less than normal.
No respite for 10 days: Officials of the Chandigarh Meteorological Department said there seemed no respite from the chilling conditions for the next 10 days. Though sun could be there on January 1, there will not be much respite. It is also expected that western disturbances could hit the region around January 1 and may lead to rain.