cold spell


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Noun1.cold spell - a spell of cold weather
while, spell, patch, piece - a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
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Then suddenly I came to myself (though that was the only time during the evening's play when fear cast its cold spell over me, and showed itself in a trembling of the hands and knees).
PARTS of South Wales woke up to their first dusting of snow this winter at the weekend but the cold spell isn't expected to last.
BITTER winds and sharp frosts are set to make the West Midlands shiver as the first cold spell of winter grips the region.
Perhaps they are planning to sit out the cold spell but, as I mentioned, it is not wise to speculate.
Temperatures dipped to a chilly minus two degrees celsius yesterday morning and the Met Office has warned of a prolonged cold spell over the next few days, issuing an amber level three cold level alert - just one level below a red level "national emergency" alert.
The meeting focused on major national issues, including the cold spell hitting several regions in Tunisia, he added.
There could be a freeze like we had in 2010, a more substantial cold spell.
Containers are best because if you get a prolonged cold spell you can move them into a more sheltered spot.
Talking to reporter here on Friday, an official of the provincial met office informed that widespread rain with snowfall on mountain peaks was expected in the province in the next 24 hours that would bring down the mercury and prolong the ongoing cold spell.
It is said the guava orchids on about 8000 acres have suffered a lot due to ongoing cold spell.
Clouds are likely to accumulate over the easterly parts of the Arabian Gulf on Tuesday driven by strong, high-speed north-westerly winds which will bring a cold spell as temperatures drop below the normal monthly average for this month.
Clouds are likely to accumulate over the easterly parts of the Arabian Gulf on Tuesday January 7, 2014 driven by strong, high-speed north-westerly winds which bring a cold spell as temperatures drop below the normal monthly average for this month.