Day temperature drops, foggy weather to continue, trains delayed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2015 11:12 IST

Cloudy weather and dense fog continued to haunt city residents on Sunday too with a considerable drop in day temperature.

According to Chandigarh meteorological centre, the maximum day temperature was recorded 12.4 degree Celsius, 8 notches down as compared to the normal day temperature.

However, the night temperature was recorded 10.6 degree Celsius, which is 5 notches up as compared to the normal night temperature.

On Sunday, fog was witnessed with less than 350-metre visibility recorded at 8.30 am. However, the visibility improved after sometime as at 11.30am, it was less than 750-metre.

Earlier on Saturday, besides dense fog, the maximum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius was two degrees below normal. The night temperature, at 9 degree Celsius, was three notches higher than the normal.

The Met centre predicted that the city may miss the sun for the next three or four days as partly cloudy sky has been predicted with possibility of fog during nights and mornings.

In such a scenario, the days are likely to be colder and the nights to be warmer. The maximum temperature will stay at 16 degree Celsius or less and the minimum night temperature could settle at 9 degree Celsius.


Several trains were delayed due to fog in New Delhi and other parts of northern India. The Kalka-Howrah Mail, which was over seven hours behind schedule, reached at 10.25 am at the city railway station.

The Jaipur-Chandigarh Intercity Express, which got delayed by an hour and 35 minutes, reached here at 6.30 am.

Similarly, the Barmer-Kalka Express, which reached the city at 3.20 am, was 10 hours and 10 minutes late. Meanwhile, two Air Asia flights (from Chandigarh to Bangalore), and Jet Airways (from Chandigarh to New Delhi) were also cancelled due to bad weather.

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