There would also be rains in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, the affect of which will be felt in the plains and in neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh as well, officials said.

The maximum temperature here on Friday was 18.2 degrees Celsius, which is three notches below average, while the minimum temperature was 11.8 degrees Celsius - four degrees above average.

The possibility of rain here on Sunday has worried the organizers of the Republic Day parade.

Special water-proof tents have been ordered for the main VIP enclosure in front of the Vidhan Sabha building where Governor BL Joshi will take the salute at the parade, an official said.

(Agencies)

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