Snow, rains continue in N India; two dead in UP

Last Updated: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 20:15

New Delhi: Snow and rain in parts of north
India on Saturday caused a dip in day temperatures even as the
continuing spell of fog in the region claimed two lives in
Uttar Pradesh.

In national capital Delhi, overnight rains added to the
chill with the city recording a maximum of 17.7 deg C, three
notches below normal though the minimum settled at 12.5
degrees, up five degrees, the MeT office said.

In Uttar Pradesh, two people were killed and another
injured when their motorcycle dashed against a tree due to
poor visibility, officials said.

Light rainfall was recorded in parts of the state.
Rains coupled with icy cold winds made maximum
temperatures slide across Punjaband Haryana, the weather
office said.

Amritsar received heavy rainfall where the maximum dropped
to 13 deg C, down six notches. Ludhiana, which recorded light
rains, reeled under intense cold during the day at 13.7
degrees. Patiala`s maximum settled at 14.8 deg C.
Chandigarh shivered as rains lashed the city during the
day, causing the maximum to drop to 17 deg C, down two
notches.

In Haryana, Ambala recorded a maximum of 16 degrees, down
three notches, after heavy rains lashed the town. Hisar
witnessed an increase in minimum temperature, recording a low
of 12.9 deg C, up eight degrees.

Karnal, which received 9.4 mm of rains, registering a
maximum of 16.2 deg C, down three notches, the MeT Dept said.
In Himachal Pradesh, fresh spell of snow occurred in
several parts the state. Shimla, Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj,
Manali and Dalhousie experienced 15 cm to 30 cm of snow till
this afternoon.

The Rohtang pass (13,050 ft), gateway to tribal Lahaul
Valley received 150 cm of snow while Dhundhi, Mari and Solang
Nalla recorded 120 cm, 110 cm and 70 cm of snow respectively.
The mercury dipped to minus 0.7 deg C in Shimla while it
dropped to minus two degrees in Manali and 2.4 degrees in
Solan and Bhuntar, the MeT office said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 20:15

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