Rain, hailstorm bring mercury down in UT

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2015 13:22 IST

The 12mm rain and hailstorm on Sunday forced residents to reconsider packing their woollens, with the mercury dipping and bringing back chilly conditions.

After the rain on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 20.8 degrees Celsius, six notches below the normal day temperature.

Similarly, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius.

The Chandigarh Meteorological Centre has predicted partly cloudy sky for the next few days.

However, the temperature will increase in the coming days and the maximum temperature will settle at around 25 degrees Celsius.
For the region, the centre has predicted light to moderate rain at isolated places in Punjab and Haryana.

Besides, it has forecasted hailstorms or thunder squalls at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab on March 13.

Meanwhile, with the city getting 12mm rain on Sunday, the total rain in March so far has reached around 80mm.

According to Chandigarh Meteorological Centre officials, if rain continued in the coming days, it could break the past record of 137mm rain in March 2007, the highest in the past decade.

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