The city experienced its coldest day of the season on Sunday, with the minimum temparature dropping to 13 degree Celsius, one degree below normal, Meteriology department said.
Meteorology department said that the weather will remain the same for the next couple of days and the temperature is expected to rise or fall by one or two degrees. However, there is no alert of cold wave as of now. According to Met department, a cold wave prevails when the minimum temperature is at least five degrees below normal during winter.
GC Debnath, the regional director of Met office in Kolkata, said: “The temparature may fall by one degree in next few days. The cold weather will prevail in the city. In a particular area the temperature may go up by one degree. As per the latest available report, there is no chance of cold wave in the city in the next couple of days.”
The city dwellers on Sunday woke up to a chilly and foggy winter morning. But despite the cold weather, people were seen thronging in different places later in the day. The Alipore Zoological garden, Victoria Memorial, Nocco Park recorded heavy footfall.
Kolkatans wrapped themselves in woolens and enjoyed the mercury drop. People were found standing in the sun at various parks.
Train services were affected in Sealdah and Howrah early in the morning due to poor visibility but later the services were normal.