Chandigarh in Chills as Mercury Drops to 18.1ºC. Know More

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When the heavens opened two days ago, chills were guaranteed to follow. After all, it’s December and mercury is bound to dip to an uncomfortable low. The downpour for the last two days brought down the maximum temperature to 18.1ºC. This was 4 degrees below normal. Thus Tuesday became the coldest day of the season.

In December 2016, the coldest day was recorded at 19.1ºC.

Till 8.30 in the morning, it had rained around 14 mm. The Met Department had given predictions of Wednesday showers as well, but everything has been fine until now.

While the maximum temperature has dropped down by 8 degrees in the last four days, the nights were not as cool. Temperature hovered around 14ºC in the night.

Cricket fans will be delighted in particular because it does not seem that rain will play spoilsport in the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka ODI.

Day Temperature

2016 19.1ºC
2017 18.1ºC


Night Temperature

2011 15.1ºC
2012-16 12ºC – 13.6 ºC
2017 13.9 ºC


How the Weather will Remain in the Days Ahead?

  • Nights to remain warmer – On Tuesday, the temperature was 13.9ºC. It was seven degrees above normal. Met. Dept. says this is because nights are cloudy.
  • Shallow to moderate fogs during mornings and evenings from Thursday.
  • Days to remain cloudy till December 16.

Rain will not Disrupt Mohali ODI

Rain will not be an obstruction for the India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Mohali. The humidity is around 20%, so there are no chances of a downpour. This is because the precipitation system has weakened due to outgoing clouds. But the visibility will be poor in the evening. The team batting second will have to face problems.

The timings for the earlier two matches had been postponed to 1.30 pm due to the presence of dew and fog in the atmosphere.

(Note – The Sri-Lankan team reached Mohali from Dharmasala on Tuesday.)

(News Source – HT Chandigarh)

(Image Credits – Google Images)

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