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Ludhiana Temperature & Humidity

There is a meteorological observatory in the district at Ludhiana and the records of this station may be taken as representative of the meteorological conditions in the district in general. Temperatures increase rapidly after February. June is generally the hottest month with the mean daily maximum temperature at 40.6oC (105.1oF) and the mean daily minimum at 27.2oC (81.0oF). Hot scorching dust-laden winds blow during the summer season and on individual days the day temperature may reach above 45oC (130oF). Afternoon thundershowers and occasional dust storms bring welcome relief from the heat though only temporarily. With the onset of the monsoon in the district early in July, there is appreciable drop in the day temperatures.

But the night temperature in the monsoon season is nearly as high as in the latter part of summer. On account of the increased moisture in the monsoon air, the weather is quite sultry and uncomfortable even in the monsoon season in between the rains. After about mid-September when the monsoon withdraws, the night temperatures decrease rapidly. But the drop in the day temperature is not so rapid. From about November, however, both the day and night temperatures decrease rapidly till January, which is the coldest month. The mean daily maximum in January is 19.5oC (67.1oF) and the mean daily minimum 6.4oC (43.5oF). during the winter season, in association with passing western disturbances, cold waves affect the district and the minimum temperature drops down below freezing point.

Relative humidity is generally high during the monsoon season. In the rest of the year humidity is low, the driest part of the year being the summer season.