Himachal Pradesh

Christmas 2019: Chandigarh was colder than Manali

By Rajan Nath -- December 26, 2019 9:12 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Christmas 2019: Chandigarh might never witness snow on Christmas, but the mercury level took to a plunge, giving Chandigarhians the chills amid cold winds blowing at the speed of 10km/hour on Wednesday. As per report, the maximum temperature in the tricity dropped below 10 degree Celsius for the first time in this season, peaking at just 9 degree Celsius. While on Tuesday, the mercury level was recorded at 13.4 degree Celsius.

Chandigarh was colder than all the major hill stations of Himachal Pradesh and nearly as chilled as Srinagar during the day. Meanwhile, it was the coldest day in December in Chandigarh among the past six years. Earlier, it was in 2014 when the maximum temperature was recorded at this low in the month of December.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature was the lowest this season, dropping to 6.9 degree Celsius in the wee hours, down from 9.2 degree Celsius the previous night. There was a difference of only two degree between the maximum and minimum temperatures on Wednesday. Also, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional director Surender Paul stated that these conditions arise amid dense fog.


Furthermore, IMD bulletin stated that in the next three days, the maximum temperature is expected to remain between 11 and 12 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature will fall in between 7 and 8 degrees. Paul added that both maximum and minimum temperatures could fall by a degree or two in the coming days.

-PTC News