Nilgiris dist shivers under cold, mercury dips to minus

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4 degrees Celsisus in Sandinalla, Chinnamorgan Udhagamandalam, Feb 12 (PTI) Biting cold made several residents stay put at home as several parts of Nilgiris district recorded zero degrees to minus 4 degrees Celsius from early Friday, affecting normal life.

According to weather department sources, due to heavy mist and frost, the temperature stood at below or zero degrees Celsius in and around the Government Botanical Garden area in this tourist town.

Similarly, minus four degrees Celsius was recorded at Sandinalla and Chinnamorgan areas on the outskirts, forcing the residents to remain indoors.

The sources said early morning frost destroyed tea cultivation in nearly 1,000 acres in Coonoor, Kothagiri and Udhagamandalam.PTI COR NVM BN ADMINISTRATOR BN ADMINISTRATOR