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Sriganganagar Remains Coldest In Rajasthan Records 0.6°C

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 31, 2012

Severe cold condition gripped the border districts of the state on Sunday with Sriganganagar remaining the coldest and recording a minimum temperature of 0.6 degrees Celsius. Normal life and traffic was disturbed following the cold accompanied with fog in Sriganganagar and some other parts of the state.

People living in Sriganganagar witnessed its minimum temperature almost at the freezing point and it was a curfew like situation in the district.

The roads and public places in Sriganganagar region wore an empty look. The dense fog in the border district also affected the visibility. Some of the important trains connecting Sriganganagar to Punjab and Delhi were cancelled while many others were running late by 6 to 9 hours, according to the railway sources.

Attributing the continued dip in the mercury to the active northerly winds the Met office said that the ongoing spell of biting cold will continue in the state for next couple of days.

Jaipurities woke up amidst dense fog and icy cold conditions as the city experienced a minimum temperature of 8.5 degrees Celsius. The afternoon too was cloudy and the city witnessed a maximum temperature of 21.2 degrees Celsius, almost 2 degrees below the normal maximum temperature. Though clouds witnessed throughout the day, it did not convert into rains.

Sriganganagar was followed by Bikaner that recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius, Pilani 2.6, Mount Abu 3, Churu 4.5, Jaisalmer 6.1, Barmer 6.5, Jodhpur 7.8, Chittorgarh 8.6, Udaipur 10.2, Ajmer 10.3 and Kota recorded a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius.

In its forecast the Met office said that dense fog and scattered rain are likely to occur at many parts in the eastern Rajasthan while mercury will continue to take a dip across the state in the next 48 hours.

src: TOI


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