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Prayagraj shivers at 4.6C; cold to stay, says Met | Allahabad News


PRAYAGRAJ: Prayagraj continued to shiver in bone-chilling conditions and dense fog on Thursday. The maximum temperature on Thursday, as recorded by the met department of Indian Air Force at Bamrauli, was 10.1 while the minimum was 4.6. Alarmingly, the maximum temperature came down by over 9.0 degree celcius while the minimum declined by around 6 degree celcius. The maximum temperature on Wednesday was 19.1 and the minimum was 10.8-degree celcius. For the entire day, the city was devoid of sunshine for the fourth day in continuance. The brief spell of sunshine, on Wednesday, failed to provide any warmth because of the cloud cover. Besides, in the early morning, the city was engulfed in heavy fog because of which the visibility was barley few meters.
The high percentage of relative humidity (RH) worsened the cold conditions in the city. The city recorded the maximum humidity at 95 percent while the minimum RH was 76 percent.
“The decline in temperature is because of the heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region and the breezes, coming from west, are moist and cold which eventually cause the sharp fall in the mercury”, said former head of the department of Geography, Allahabad University, Prof AR Siddiqui.
Because of the extreme chilly conditions, the city roads witnessed thin attendance of commuters and vehicles. Most of the denizens remained indoors in the wake of galan. Even the local parks saw very less attendance of sporting youngsters and kids who too remained cautious against the conditions.
“We have been regular cyclists, but the last four days have been extremely challenging for us as the morning thick fog poses danger on the road and everyday our outfits are getting drenched because of the high humidity in the air”, said Gopal Srivastava, an executive of the city who undertake daily 25km of cycling, even in these conditions.





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