Mercury dips in Rajasthan; Churu coldest at 1.9 deg C
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 18:50
Jaipur/Bikaner: A cold wave continued to affect normal life in parts of Rajasthan where the mercury plummeted sharply, with Churu in the planes being the coldest place at 1.9 degee Celsius whereas Mount Abu, the sole hill station in the state, settled at minus 1.2 degrees Celcius.

Ground frost was seen at Mount Abu, Churu and Sikar where icy winds blew throughout the day and night.

Jodhpur, Sriganganagar, Jaipur and Jaisalmer recorded minimum temperatures of 5.4, 5.9, 7.2 and 7.6 degrees Celcius respectively while Bikaner, Barmer, Dabok, Ajmer and Kota recorded lows of 7.8, 8, 9.1, 11.2 and 13 deg C respectively.

Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) has tightended security and vigil along the Indo-Pak border considering the possibility of infiltration during the cold conditions.

BSF sources in Bikaner said personnel have been given special equipment and the force has also increased patrolling to check suspicious activities or movements even in the dense fog.


First Published: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 18:50

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