Punjab has been witnessing dry and warm weather conditions, particularly, parts of South Punjab has borne the major brunt of the dry weather conditions. The extent of dry and hot weather is so much that mercury soared to 46.2 degrees Celsius at Patiala on Wednesday. In fact, this is the highest maximum temperature of the season.
In fact, Patiala has been reeling under dry and hot weather conditions for the last four to five days. On June 10, Patiala received 0.4 mm of light rains only and since then, the weather has been dry.
Under the influence of constant dry weather, the temperatures have also started showing a rising trend. In addition to this, for the last two days, the city was enveloped under a layer of dusty winds and obscured sky conditions.
As per Skymet Weather, this layer of dust has been responsible for shooting up both the minimum and maximum temperatures. This is the reason, Patiala recorded day maximum at 46.2 degrees Celsius and minimum at 33.1 degrees Celsius, both were seven degrees beyond the normal.