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Mercury settles at 4 degree in Dehradun, likely to sink further

Cold wave condition now sweeping across Uttarakhand, the regional meteorological department has forecast light rain and snow in some districts of Uttarakhand on Wednesday. In the forecast issued on Tuesday, the center said that it might rain and snow in some places across Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag districts on the day. The climate would remain dry in the rest of the state, though the sky would be generally to partly cloudy. Meanwhile, the cold is turning more and more biting nearly every passing day in Dehradun and elsewhere in the state. The mercury dropped to 4 degree Celsius in the city on Tuesday and it might plummet further in the coming few days, the Met officers said. As per the weather forecast issued by the regional meteorological department on Tuesday, the climate would remain generally dry and the sky would be mostly clear to partly cloudy. Mist might form in several areas in the plains and the consequent visibility is likely to drop substantially particularly in the morning hours. The mercury in Dehradun dipped further on Tuesday with the minimum settling at 4.2 degrees Celsius-two notches below the normal-  while the maximum hovered around 21 degree Celsius.  The Met officers said the mercury is likely to sink further in the coming few days. In other places of the state, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 20.4 degree Celsius and 2.8 degree Celsius respectively in Pantnagar on Tuesday. At Mukteshwar, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 12.2 degree Celsius and 1.7 degree Celsius. In New Tehri, the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded were 14 degree Celsius and 2.6 degree Celsius respectively on the day. Read more posts… Wednesday, 26 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

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