Chandigarh, February 10
Sun continued to play hide-and-seek today, even as chill continued to prevail in the city and its adjoining areas.

The region experienced intermittent drizzle yesterday and on Sunday night. Sun, that played hide-and-seek throughout the day, failed to give residents the much-needed respite from chill.

The mercury took a U-turn in the morning and plummeted considerably to settle at 6.6 °Celsius from 13.0 degrees °C recorded yesterday.

The maximum temperature rose marginally to 20 °C from Tuesday’s 19.5 °C.

Skies in the city remained overcast after yesterday’s rain, which revived the chill following a week of sunny weather.

The western disturbance, which caused the rain yesterday, was passing over the region and cloudy conditions were likely to persist tomorrow, with the possibility of light rain in some areas, a spokesperson for the weather department said.

However, the system was weakening and was likely to pass over in the next 48 hours, he said.

Though air traffic remained normal today, train services were delayed by two to nine hours today.

While the Dibrugarh-Chandigarh (5903) express arrived late by two hours from its scheduled time of 1.15 pm, Unchahar Express (4217) reached nine hours behind schedule at 7 pm instead of 10 am.

As the mercury plummets and cold wave like conditions continue, the weather can prove tough on the skin.

Cold temperatures, coupled with low humidity and dry indoor heating, rob the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and flaky, says Dr Rakesh Sharma, a dermatologist of

The sun broke the cloud cover for a couple of hours around noon and the bright sun shine brought some relief from chilly winds to residents. However, as the day progressed, the sky was again overcast with dark clouds looming all over in the evening.

The weatherman has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers in isolated places of Punjab and Haryana in the next 48 hours.

Source: Tribune News Service