Dense fog engulfs Punjab, Bathinda coldest

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Jalandhar, Feb 5: Despite a rise in the night temperature in the state, there was no let-up in the cold wave as dense morning fog engulfed Punjab reducing visibility on the highways.

The sky remained overcast with a slight drizzle occuring at a few places. The Met office has forecast light rain at certain places in the border state today with dense fog and mist in the morning hours tomorrow and a partially cloudy sky throughout the day Bathinda in the Malwa belt was the coldest place with the night temperature dropping to 3.8 degree Celsius from 5.4 degrees last night.

However in the Majha and Doaba belts the minimum temperature rose by one to two degrees, with Amritsar and the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Adampur, both recording 5.0 degrees, one degree below normal.

The night temperatures at the IAF base at Halwara also went up by one degree and was recorded at 6.4 degrees.The minimum temperature at the border town of Pathankot also showed an upward trend and was registered at 9.6 degrees, up by two degrees from last night.

The night temperature in the Union Territory of Chandigarh also went up by one degree and was registered at 6.4 degrees. The minimum at Ambala remained more or less the same and was recorded at 6.8 degrees.


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