SNOWFALL AND RAINS CAUSE MERCURY TO DROP, NIGHTS BECOME COOLER IN PLAINS
Monday, 05 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun/Joshimath –
At a time when the daytime was getting warmer in the State, snowfall in higher mountainous regions and rains in the plains have caused a drop in the level of mercury in the mountainous regions with nights becoming cooler in the plains. The maximum and minimum temperatures registered a noticeable drop in the mountainous regions following the snowfall and rain.
Light to Moderate rainfall was reported from various parts of the State on Sunday. By 8.30 am on Sunday, 10 mm rainfall was reported each in Joshimath, New Tehri and Ukhimath, 2.2 mm in Dehradun and 0.4 mm in Muketshwar. Snowfall was reported in Kedarnath, Badrinath, Auli, Hemkund, Valley of Flowers and other places located at altitudes of 3000 metres and above in mountainous parts while rain was reported in plain districts of the state on Saturday night. On Sunday too, rainfall was reported at many places in plains while snowfall was reported in the higher reaches throughout the day. While about one feet of snow was reported in Badrinath, about one inch snow reportedly fell at the winter-sports destination of Auli near Joshimath. Light snowfall with rain accompanied by thunder was also reported in Mussoorie, Dhanolti and other places over the past 24 hours on Sunday.
Uttarakhand Meteorological centre director Bikram Singh said that very light to light rain/snow is likely to occur at isolated places especially in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand on Monday. Dry weather has been forecast from March 6.
On Sunday, Dehradun saw the maximum temperature settling at 28 degree Celsius, three notches above the normal, while the minimum was 14 degree Celsius, three notches above the normal. The highest maximum temperature 32.5°C was recorded at Ghansali while lowest minimum temperature 5.2°C at Munsiyari.As per the weather report sent by the meteorological centre, in Pantnagar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 32.5 degree Celsius, five notches above the normal, and 12.8 degree Celsius, four notches above the normal, respectively. In Mukteshwar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 16.8 degree Celsius, normal, and 5.7 degree Celsius, one notch above the normal. In New Tehri, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded were 15.6 degree Celsius and 6.4 degree Celsius respectively.
Singh said that the weather forecast for Dehradun for Monday is mainly clear to partly cloudy sky. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 28 degree Celsius and 10 degree Celsius respectively in the city on the day.
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