Rainfall continues to keep mercury below normal

With the region under the grip of rainfall and snowfall in the hilly areas, the city continued to receive rain showers throughout the day. The day temperature continued to be low and was recorded as six degrees below normal.

In the past two days, around 36.7 mm rainfall has been received. While 1.5 mm rainfall was recorded till 8.30 am on Thursday, 28.4 mm was recorded till Friday morning. Around 6.8 mm rainfall was received till 5.30 pm.

In January 2012, 49.4 mm rainfall was received. However, in the month of January in all six years prior to 2012, rainfall received was very less. In 2011, 4.1 mm rainfall was recorded in January, while in 2010 it was 8.8 mm, and 7.7 mm in 2009. January 2007 was completely dry, while in 2008, 13 mm rainfall was received.

The maximum temperature on Friday was recorded as 15.8 degrees, while the minimum was 11.5 degrees, five degrees above normal. The Met Department has predicted intermittent rainfall on Saturday, as well.

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