The cold wave continued for the consecutive fifth day on Monday in the tricity with no sight of sun and dense fog. Even on Tuesday, the day in Chandigarh was colder than most of the hill stations, including Shimla and Manali.
According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, there was not much relief from the cold wave even on Monday as the maximum day temperature recorded on Monday was 14.6 degree Celsius, which is six notches down as compared to the normal day temperature. Similarly, the minimum night temperature was recorded at 8.4 degree Celsius.
The day in Chandigarh was even colder than most of the hill stations of the region, including Shimla, Dharamsala and Manali.
In the morning, the fog was also witnessed with visibility remaining at less than distance of 750 metres in the day. Though it slightly improved towards the afternoon, but again the visibility reduced in the evening.
According to forecast, the tricity is not likely to get respite from current spell of cold wave as the coming days are also likely to witness dense fog and partly cloudy weather with possibility of rain or thundershowers. The cold wave will continue for at least next three days. The day temperature will remain at around 13 degree Celsius for the next three days. Similarly night temperature is likely to remain same and will settle at 7 degree Celsius.
The Chandigarh Meteorological Centre has also predicted rains for Wednesday. Earlier, Sunday witnessed the second coldest day of this winter season with maximum temperature plunging to 9.9 degree Celsius.
City Max Temp Minimum
Chandigarh 14.6 8.4
Shimla 18.5 11.2
Dharamsala 15.4 5.2
Manali 15.2 0.6
Solan 21.5 4