Chandigarh, November 9
Moderate to heavy rainfall that lashed the city today dropped temperature by four-five degrees Celsius.

After the temperature resting in the above-normal bracket for the most part of October, it finally plummeted, making way for winter. According to the Met department, night temperature is likely to drop further in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The maximum temperature in Chandigarh today was 24.8 degrees with a significant drop of 4.8 degrees, which forced people to take out their woollens.

Met department chief Chatter Singh said the drop was crucial as it had been recorded for the first time during this season. Clouds will prevail in the region. More such showers are predicted, especially between November 13 and 16 making advent of winter.

He said a vicious weather circle is responsible for the prevailing weather conditions. “The day temperature is not rising due to presence of fog. Foggy conditions are the outcome of the prevailing cold weather conditions. We expect the conditions to improve by way of a further fall in the night temperature,” he said.

Change in weather conditions was being attributed to the combined affect of weather systems (western disturbance) prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir and impacting weather in surrounding areas as well.

With the dip in temperature, “samosas” and “pakoras” were in great demand with sweets shops owners doing brisk business today. Hot “gulab jamuns” and “gajrela” were also in demand. Roadside soup sellers, too, had a good sale today.

Source: Tribune News Service