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Ooty in Tamil Nadu at 2240 mts above sea level almost freezes

A person at a discipline lined with frost throughout a chilly winter morning, in Ooty, Tamil Nadu on 18 January, 2024. Supply: PTI

Temperature in Ooty in Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has plummeted to close zero, leaving folks shivering in biting chilly. This unseasonal climatic has additionally affected farming on this hill district.

The sudden dip in mercury has resulted in well being points amongst folks. Locals stated such chilly, dry spell is often witnessed throughout November-December.

In lots of locations, folks had been seen ligting bonfire and sitting round it to maintain themselves heat.

A report by PTI stated as per official knowledge, temperature was recorded at 1 diploma Celsius at Kanthal and Thalaikuntha in Udhagamandalam whereas the mercury was a notch increased at 2 levels Celsius in Botanical Backyard. Sandynallah was hotter at 3 levels Celsius.

Climate in Ooty giving shivers to residents

Residents and environmental activists are involved in addition to nervous over the comparatively ‘unseasonal’ chilly that has gripped the mountains.

V Sivadas of the Nilagiri Setting Social Belief (NEST) believes the change is because of world warming and El-nino impact.

“The onset of the cold is delayed and such a climatic change is a big challenge to the Nilgiris,” he stated, including that examine must be carried out about this.

The luxurious inexperienced lawns in Ooty are lined with frost and dense fog has affected visibility.

The tea plantation, taken up on a big scale right here, additionally faces challenges.

R Sukumaran, secretary of a neighborhood tea employees union stated heavy rains in December and the next chilly interval has affected tea plantation.

He additionally expressed fears that this might have an effect on manufacturing within the coming months.

Vegetable farmers stated the climate has affected cabbages specifically.

N Ravichandran, a authorities worker, stated it was tough to depart dwelling early for work because of the chilly situations.

Although one wears the required apparel to maintain heat, it was nonetheless tough to drive two-wheelers, resulting in well being points similar to issue in respiratory, extreme headache and fever.

With inputs from PTI

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