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Cold to stay for next few days, says MeT dept

Kolkata: There will no respite from the cold wave in the city and the districts as of now as the chilly spell is supposed to continue sweeping through South Bengal in the next few days, predicted the regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Wednesday.
The city's temperature dropped marginally on Wednesday from the previous day. The lowest temperature stood at 10.9 degree Celsius.
Sriniketan recorded a temperature of around 6.6 degree Celsius which is 5 degree below normal, while in Krishnanagar the temperature stood at 6.8 degree Celsius. Digha saw a slight rise in temperature with 9.3 degree Celsius on Wednesday which is still four degrees below normal. Bankura registered 9 degree Celsius on Wednesday and Cooch Behar registered 6.7, Jalpaiguri 8.5 respectively. Malda witnessed 8.8 degree and Diamond Harbour 10.9 degree Celsius which is three degrees below the normal temperature. A cold wave alert has been issued in Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore, East and West Burdwan and Murshidabad.
G K Das, Director of Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore said: "The cold wave may be sweeping through South Bengal districts in the next few days. The city's temperature may slightly drop on Friday. The overall cold situation may improve after January 15."
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