City's temperature to go up in next 48 hours, predicts Met office
Kolkata: Though there was a marginal rise in the mercury in the past couple of days, the chill spell continue to sweep through the city giving a cold shiver to the people.
The regional meteorological centre at Alipore said cold wave condition will continue to cast its spell in South Bengal districts including the city for the next few days with temperature remaining below 10 degree Celsius in many of the South Bengal districts. Temperature in the city has gone up by a few notches in the past few days but the people are still facing the chilly spell.
The lowest temperature in the city was recorded at 12.2 degree Celsius on Sunday which is 2 degrees below the normal. According to an official of the Alipore Met office, the temperature may go up in the next 48 hours. The weather office hinted that mercury may soar up to 13 degree Celsius within the next 48 hours.
The officials also said a low pressure trough has formed in Bangladesh which will have no major impact on the cold condition in the state.
The weather officer also reminded that in most parts of the state, especially North Bengal there will be dense fog in the morning but the sky will remain clear during the later part of the day.
Despite the chilly spell, the city dwellers thronged different tourist places in the city from the morning.
Alipore Zoo, Victoria Memorial, Eco Park, Nicco Park, Millennium Park saw a huge footfall on Sunday.
Cold wave alert has been issued to districts like East and West Burdwan, Purulia, Birbhum, Murshidabad, Nadia and Bankura. The temperature in these districts may remain below 10 degree Celsius for the next 48 hours, predicted the weather office.