Fog, clouds to stay, says Met

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2015 11:43 IST

With rain continuing for second consecutive day, there was a considerable drop in the day temperature. A total of 6.1 mm rain was recorded on Saturday. Since Friday morning till 8.30 pm on Saturday, the total of 17.7 mm rainfall was recorded in the city.

The city on Sunday will also witness a cloudy weather.

According to the Chandigarh meteorological centre, the city recorded 6.1 mm rain, which brought down the day temperature to 15.7°C. Though it was drizzling during the day, towards the evening heavy rain was witnessed. The main reason of the rain is western disturbances.

The temperature was five notches down as compared to normal. However, the night temperature witnessed a rise as the minimum temperature was recorded at 12°C, which is seven notches up than the normal temperature.

As per forecast, the city will witness cloudy weather on Sunday. The weather will clear from Monday onwards, but fog is likely to stay. The fog would occur during day and night and the maximum temperature will settle at 16°C. The city is likely to witness colder nights in the coming days with the rise in night temperature. The minimum temperature would see a drop and would settle at around 8°C.

Air, rail connectivity disrupted

The overcast sky adversely affected the rail and air connectivity in the city on Saturday. While four of 15 flights were cancelled, four trains were also running behind schedule.

Two flights of Jet Airways connecting the city with Delhi were cancelled, while SpiceJet’s Chandigarh-Delhi and Indigo’s Chandigarh-Mumbai flights were also cancelled.

Owing to low visibility, four trains to Chandigarh were running behind schedule. The Unchahar Express, which runs between Allahabad and Chandigarh, chugged in 12 hours and 15 minutes behind schedule, while the Lucknow-Chandigarh Express was late by 6 hours and 14 minutes.

The Kalka-Bhiwani Ekta Express was late by one hour and 15 minutes and the Madurai-Chandigarh Express was running 19 hours behind schedule.

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