Pune: The lowest minimum temperature of 4.5°C was recorded at Churu in west Rajasthan, the IMD said on Thursday.
For the past two days, the western state of Rajasthan has been recording chilling temperatures.
Night temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at many places over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Madhya Maharashtra, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Odisha; at a few places over east Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada, Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand; at isolated places over west Madhya Pradesh, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam.
Night temperatures were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Rayalaseema; at many places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal; at a few places over Gujarat State, Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar.
Night temperatures were above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Konkan, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe; at many places over Punjab; below normal (-1.6°C to -3.0°C) at isolated places over Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Rajasthan and near normal over rest parts of the country.
A thunderstorm was observed (0830 hrs IST of yesterday to 0830 hrs IST of today) at isolated places over Kerala and Telangana.
At 0830 hours of today, the moderate fog was observed in isolated pockets over Assam while shallow fog prevailed in isolated pockets over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, east Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and Tripura.
During the same time period, following visibility (in meters) was recorded at Silchar-200; Mandi, Ambala, Fursatganj, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Kailasahar-500 each.
Rain or thundershowers have occurred at a few places in coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Odisha, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Mainly dry weather prevailed in Assam and Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat region, Saurashtra and Kuch, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana, coastal Karnataka, interior Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.