Respite from cold in North India

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 17:36

New Delhi: North Indians got some respite
from the biting cold on Wednesday with temperatures in the region
hovering close to or above the normal range.

A bright sun greeted Delhiites even as the minimum
temperature settled above the normal range.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 9 degrees
Celsius, up by 1.5 degrees Celsius from yesterday`s 7.5
degrees.

The city witnessed shallow fog in the morning, especially
around the airport. The runway visibility dipped to around 900
metres around 8.30 am but there was no affect on flight
operations.

The maximum temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded
at 21.6 degree Celsius, which was normal.

There was a slight respite from the intense cold wave
conditions for residents of Kashmir but mercury stayed below
the freezing point across the region.

The Gulmarg resort remained the coldest place in the
Valley as the minimum temperature there was recorded at minus
11.2 degrees Celsius, the Met official here said.

Leh town in the remote Ladakh region was the coldest
place in the state recording a low of minus 19 degrees
Celsius, the official said.

He said the adjoining Kargil town recorded a low of minus
18.0 degrees Celsius.

Both the places recorded slightly warmer nights compared
to previous nights when the mercury plunged to a record minus
23 degrees Celsius.

People in Rajasthan experienced a warm night with
temperatures in the desert state increasing marginally.

Churu and Sikar recorded minimum temperatures at 3.9 and
5.2 degrees Celsius respectively, Met officials said.

The mercury also rose in other parts of the state, with
the night temperature hovering between the range of 8 to 12.2
degrees Celsius.

People in Punjab and Haryana too got a respite from
severe cold with minimum temperatures in the two states
staying close to or above the normal range.

Amritsar in Punjab recorded a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius,
two notches above normal.

Ludhiana and Patiala also registered above normal
minimums at 8.6 degrees Celsius and 7.2 degrees Celsius.

Chandigarh`s minimum settled within the normal range at
6.8 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Ambala recorded a low of 7.6 degrees Celsius,
Hisar 6.5 degrees Celsius, Karnal 6.1 degrees Celsius, Bhiwani
7 degrees Celsius and Rohtak 6.4 degrees Celsius, which were
within the normal levels.

However, Narnaul continued to shiver with cold recording
a night temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius, down two notches.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 17:36

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