Winds, rain bring day temperature down


Strong winds and rain throughout the day led to a dip in the day temperature in the city on Monday. The day temperature that had been rising over the past few days was recorded as two degrees below normal. A total of 4.4 mm rainfall was received.

The maximum temperature in the city was recorded as 19.3 degrees Celsius against 24 degrees Celsius on Sunday, a dip of around five degrees. The minimum temperature was recorded as 12.4 degrees C, five degrees above normal due to the presence of clouds.

Strong winds were experienced with the speed increasing up to 25 kilometres per hour. The wind velocity was highest in the evening. This made it difficult for people to walk on the roads and drive two-wheelers. The city experienced 3.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 in the morning and 0.6 mm after that.

The Met Department has predicted that similar conditions will continue throughout the region for two days after which rainfall will decrease.

Apart from Chandigarh, rainfall was also witnessed in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The upper reaches of HP also received snowfall.

The rainfall would bring respite from the fog that was being experienced in the region disrupting movement of trains. In the coming days, the night temperature is also expected to fall.

After experiencing an extremely cold January, wherein the cold broke previous records, over the past few days, the maximum temperature had been witnessing a rise.

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