View of a neighbourhood shrouded in smog in Jaipur, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.(PTI)
View of a neighbourhood shrouded in smog in Jaipur, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.(PTI)

Night temperatures in Rajasthan dip, Mount Abu coldest

The minimum temperature in Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Churu, Pali and Barmer was 11.9 degrees Celsius, 13 degrees Celsius, 13.2 degrees Celsius, 13.5 degrees Celsius, 14 degrees Celsius and 15.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:52 PM IST

Mount Abu was the coldest place in Rajasthan with a minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

The minimum temperature in Ganganagar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Churu, Pali and Barmer was 11.9 degrees Celsius, 13 degrees Celsius, 13.2 degrees Celsius, 13.5 degrees Celsius, 14 degrees Celsius and 15.8 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to the Meteorological Department. The night temperature is likely to fall in the state during the next two-three days.

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The department has predicted cold wave to severe cold wave conditions in Alwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts for the next 24 hours.
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