Cold wave condition to sweep plains of U’khand

Mercury likely to dip further in Dehradun

Mercury plummeting across the State, the regional meteorological center has issued a warning of cold wave condition sweeping across some places in the plains of the State for the next 24 hours. In a yellow watch warning issued on Wednesday, the center said that the conditions are conducive now for the cold wave condition to take the plain areas of the State under its freezing grip. As per the weather forecast for Thursday, the climate would be generally dry in the State, though the sky would be clear to partly cloudy. Besides, fog is likely to form in the plain areas of the State in the early morning hours on the day.   Meanwhile, the mercury in Dehradun keeps hovering in the neighborhood of 5 degree Celsius, one degree below the normal. The Met officers said that the minimum temperature might dip further in the coming days. As per the Met officers, it might snow in the places with altitude of 2500 meters and above from December 23 while the queen of hills Mussoorie and the lake city Nainital might record fresh snowfall from December 28, something the tourists and the hoteliers are expectantly waiting for. In Dehradun, the day was mostly sunny on Wednesday and it gave respite to the people now reeling under the biting cold. While the maximum temperature settled at 24.1 degree Celsius, three degrees above the normal, the minimum was 5.6 degree Celsius, one notch below the normal, on Wednesday. Elsewhere in the State, in Pantnagar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 23.2 degree Celsius and 3.2 degree Celsius respectively on Wednesday. At Mukteshwar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 16.2 degree Celsius and 3.5 degree Celsius.. In New Tehri, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded were 16 degree Celsius and 4.4 degree Celsius respectively on the day. Read more posts… Thursday, 20 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

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