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Intense coldwave grips Punjab, no relief likely for 3 days

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- January 06th 2023 09:48 AM
Intense coldwave grips Punjab, no relief likely for 3 days

Intense coldwave grips Punjab, no relief likely for 3 days

Chandigarh, November: With first week of 2023 coming to an end, Punjab still longs for bright sunny day.  Intense coldwave has gripped Punjab so hard that infact eight cities of Punjab are colder than Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla. Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 15.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Whereas, Patiala recorded maximum temperature of 11 degree Celsius, Amritsar 13.0, Bathinda 14.2, Jalandhar 12.3, Pathankot 12.0, Ludhiana 11.6, Ferozepur 14.2 and Gurdaspur 14.0 degree Celsius.

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The condition of cold in the plains is that the temperature of many cities are below Himachal's Manali, Solan and Dalhousie. Even on Thursday, the entire state remained in the grip of severe cold. Dense fog shrouded several areas till afternoon. Dense fog will remain for the next three days as well. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in Punjab for the next three days.

Gurdaspur was recorded the coldest in the entire state. The minimum temperature of the district was recorded at 2.2 degree Celsius. On the other hand, the minimum temperature of Shimla has been recorded at 3.7 degree Celsius during this period. Other places in the state recorded minimum temperature of 3 degrees Celsius in Bathinda, 5.7 in Ludhiana, 5 in Patiala, 5.5 in Amritsar while Mohali recorded 6 degrees Celsius on Thursday. At the same time, Chandigarh recorded a temperature of 5.1 degree Celsius at night.

Since January 7, two consecutive Western Disturbances have been active. The first western disturbance will come from January 7. Due to this, there will be rain and snowfall in the mountains from January 8 to 10. After that, another disturbance will come on 12th January. It will also rain and snow. During this, the cold winds will stop and the night temperature will increase in the plains. This will give some relief to the people from the harsh winter. However, after the passing of Western Disturbance, icy winds will follow the trail .

- PTC NEWS

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