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Don’t put away your woolens just yet, mercury to dip sharply

 MPost |  2017-01-11 00:40:20.0  |  Kolkata

Don’t put away your woolens  just yet, mercury to dip sharply

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Kolkata has predicted a sharp decrease in the city’s temperature. Experts at RMC Kolkata predicted that temperature will come down to 10-12 degree Celsius on Thursday and it will remain so till Saturday. The temperature may even decrease further after Saturday.

Cyclonic wind in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh caused the untimely rainfall in Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum and Burdwan on Tuesday. RMC Kolkata also predicted that the temperature in those areas will decrease. It will likely to be around 11-12 degree Celsius till Saturday. It will further decrease on Sunday.

RMC Kolkata also predicted that the temperature will fall in hills. “The temperature of the hills will decrease below 10 degree Celsius,” said Ganesh Kuman Das, director, RMC Kolkata.

Recently, the experts of RMC Kolkata had predicted rainfall in South Bengal and the rainfall brought with it chilly winds. The reason behind the cold rainfall was some western disturbance.

Meanwhile, some weather experts from private organisation predicted that a cyclonic circulation is over Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, while another circulation is seen over Rajasthan and adjoining states. Both the systems have changed the wind pattern over entire northern and Indo-Gangetic plains. With this, dense fog will continue to grip most parts of North and East India.

Central India will continue with dry and clear weather conditions. Down south, light rain and thundershowers are likely over parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu including Chennai on account of the trough extending along the equator and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal. This will also intensify rains over Andaman and Nicobar Islands with some heavy showers.

Experts claimed that residents in Kolkata will now feel cold winds. “Kolkata will feel a strong winter for two and half weeks,” an expert predicted.

The amusement parks, zoological garden, botanical garden and other places are getting huge spectators. “The footfall now is really good,” said an official of Alipore Zoological garden.

Gardens and parks usually see good attendance during winter.

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