Chandigarh, February 7
A short drizzle late in the night ended the dry spell in the city and neighbouring areas, providing relief to residents.

While the minimum temperature recorded today was 13.8 degrees Celsius against 11.2 degrees recorded yesterday, the maximum also rose to 26.0 degrees Celsius, 0.2 degree higher than Saturday.

"It will be generally cloudy with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers in the next 24 hours in the city. Maximum and minimum temperatures on Monday and Tuesday would hover around 20 and 13 degrees C respectively,” the met official said.

Poor visibility has not interfered with flight take off or landing till 3 p.m. "All operations till now are normal," said an airport spokesperson.

Train movement schedule was also normal, said RK Datta, Station Superintendent, Chandigarh railway station.

The minimum temperature in Punjab rose by 1 to 4 degrees with Ludhiana recording 13.4° Celsius (6 degrees above normal). In Patiala, the minimum temperature also rose by 3 degrees to settle at 12.5°C.

In Haryana, Karnal registered a low of 10.2°C, while in Ambala the minimum temperature was 12.3°C.

The met office has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers would occur in Punjab and at a few places in Haryana in the next 24 hours. It also predicted hailstorms or thunder squalls with wind speed exceeding 45 kmph at isolated places in the region.

Source: Tribune News Service