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Icy winds sweep Rajasthan, Mount Abu coldest at 0.5 deg C

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:14

Jaipur: With northerly icy winds sweeping the entire Rajasthan, Mount Abu, sole hill station, was the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said on Tuesday.

Mercury plummeted by one to three degrees C further at all places in the desert state.
In plains, people shivered in Churu where the minimum temperature dipped to 3.5 degrees C as compared to yesterday`s 4.8 degrees C.

Meanwhile, Ganganagar recorded a low of 5.2 degrees C followed by Pilani at 5.7 deg C, Chittorgarh at 6 deg C, Udaipur 6.3 deg C, Jodhpur at 7.2 deg C, and Jaipur at 7.3 degrees C.
Else where the night temperature varied between 8 and 10 degrees C.

Slight respite from cold conditions is expected in next 24 hours as the western disturbance has passed over the state, the MeT forecast said.

First Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:14

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