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Punjab wakes up to dense fog as severe Coldwave grips North-India

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- January 04th 2023 09:33 AM
Punjab wakes up to dense fog as severe Coldwave grips North-India

Punjab wakes up to dense fog as severe Coldwave grips North-India

Chandigarh, January 04: Punjab on Wednesday woke up to dense fog and shivering cold as severe coldwave has gripped North-India. People faced a lot of difficulties in reaching in commuting as, due to fog, visibility was down to zero and 50 meters in Amritsar, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Patiala, Adampur, Halwara and Bathinda. In wake of the same harsh weather conditions, government has extended winter   holidays in state schools. 

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Bathinda has consistently been the coldest city in Punjab beating Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Since this morning, there was a blanket of fog in the Malwa area and the vehicles running on the road had to pass with lights on. The Meteorological Department has predicted dense fog and fog in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the next 24 hours.


The day temperature dropped to 8 degrees Celsius in many cities. In most of the cities, the daytime temperature was eight to ten degrees. On the other hand, the difference between day and night temperature was only two to three degrees. According to Meteorological Center Chandigarh, the temperature of Bathinda and Gurdaspur was 6.8 degrees Celsius, while the temperature of Mohali was 5.4 degrees, Hoshiarpur 3.4, Amritsar 5.6, Patiala 4.8 and Bathinda 1.2 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has again issued a red alert for many districts of the state in the next 24 hours. According to the forecast of the department, Wednesday is also likely to be a 'cold day' to 'severe cold day'. In view of the weather, the department has appealed to people to avoid traveling far.

- PTC NEWS

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