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Further mercury dip sends shiver down spines

Normal life continued to be affected by inclement weather, as mercury dropped further in the tricity on Friday, with maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at 8.4 and 3.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 05, 2013 10:14 IST
Eileen Singh

Normal life continued to be affected by inclement weather, as mercury dropped further in the tricity on Friday, with maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at 8.4 and 3.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.


January 4 was the coldest day since 2008 in the tricity, local weathermen said.

According to local metreological centre, the maximum temperature in the tricity was 13 degrees below normal while the minimum was 2 degrees below normal.

"Weather conditions will continue to be dry and foggy for the next few days, accompanied by cold winds. Temperature is likely to drop further, making days colder. But, we hope for an occasional sunshine and a stable temperature soon," said meteorological department director Surinder Paul.

January 4, 2008, was the warmest day compared to same days in subsequent years with maximum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius.

The Met office has predicted partly cloudy sky on Saturday, with mist or fog occurring during night and morning hours. The maximum temperature on Saturday was expected to be around 10 degrees and minimum on Sunday around 3 degrees.

"Cold wave conditions will continue in some parts of Punjab and Haryana during the next 48 hours. Dense fog with visibility less than 200 metres will occur at some places in the two states. Ground frost will be witnessed at few places in Haryana and at isolated places in Punjab. All these factors will primarily affect the temperature in the tricity," added Paul.

Temperatures on January 4, 2013
Maximum: 8.4
Minimum: 3.4

Temperatures on January 4, 2012
Maximum: 17.2ºC
Minimum: 7.2ºC

Temperatures on January 4, 2011
Maximum:13.2°C
Minimum: 8.7°C

Temperatures on January 4, 2010
Maximum: 14.2ºC
Minimum: 8.6ºC

Temperatures on January 4, 2009
Maximum: 18.8ºC
Minimum: 7.2ºC

Temperatures on January 4, 2008
Maximum: 23.8ºC
Minimum: 3.2ºC