March 29, 2011

Rain threatens Indo-Pak WC semifinal

Mohali: With less than 15 hours to go for the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan, the host city of Mohali has been hit by heavy rain and thunderstorm, giving some anxious moments to the cricket-loving public of both countries and fans all around the World.

As per last reports at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, it was still drizzling with gusty winds blowing in Chandigarh and Mohali, but the good news was that there was no water logging at the ground.

The local MeT department, however, has forecast little chances of rain on the match day.

"The local forecast for Wednesday is partly cloudy sky with low chance of rain," an official of the Chandigarh-based MeT Department.

Earlier in the day, Mohali and Chandigarh witnessed bright sunshine.

According to the MeT's area forecast, including that of entire Punjab, there could be dust storm or thunderstorm with light rain at a few places in the state on Wednesday.

The MeT said that currently western disturbance is prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir and its neighbourhood while Rajasthan and its neighbourhood has been experiencing an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation.

The maximum temperature at Mohali and Chandigarh is hovering in the range of 30-32 degrees Celsius.

The maximum relative humidity on Wednesday was around 68 per cent and the minimum relative humidity was likely to be around 39 per cent.



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