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City sees coldest day of season at 18.1c

Kolkata: The mercury plunged by two degree Celsius in the city on Wednesday, giving a feeling of winter chill to the residents, especially in the morning hours.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted that the temperature may further dip in the next couple of days due to the impact of Western Disturbances.

Meanwhile, some of the North Bengal districts may receive light rainfall on Thursday, the weather prediction says.

The city recorded the lowest temperature of the season as the temperature dropped to 18.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday morning. Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have received heavy snowfall, as a result of which various North Bengal districts have seen a decline in the temperature.

The weather office said that people in the city and other South Bengal districts may feel the winter chill in the

early morning and late night hours. If Jammu and Kashmir receives more snowfall in the next few days, it may have an impact on the weather system of the state.

The sky in various South Bengal districts will remain mostly clear in the next few days. If Western Disturbance intensifies, the city-dwellers may feel the winter chill before official entry of the season in Bengal.

"A strong North-West wind may bring more winter chill to the state in the next couple of days. Jammu and Kashmir has already received heavy snowfall resulting in the drop in temperature in various North Indian states. It has had some impact on the people of Bengal and other eastern states as well," a weather official said.

The weather office also said that winter may set in during the middle of December, but the people may witness cold weather earlier due to the chilling North-West wind.

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