The cold wave is still continuing in Kolkata. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) Kolkata recorded 13.1 degree Celsius on Sunday which is slightly lower than Saturday.
RMC Kolkata recorded 13 degree Celsius on Saturday, which was moderately cold in the ongoing season. However, the weather office informed that temperature may slightly increase in the coming days. It will be around 14-15 degree Celsius.
Winter came late this year. The RMC Kolkata studied that in 2016, winter had hit the town more than a fortnight ahead of time, on November 22, with the hottest first half of November in five decades making way for one of the coldest second half of November.
A private weather prediction agency skymetweather predicted that Kolkata has been witnessing unusual weather conditions for the last few days where people are getting chilly wintry nights. Being a coastal area, nights remain slightly warmer."
The agency also reported that night temperatures are presently hovering around 11 degree Celsius or 12 degree Celsius, which is colder than usual. Moreover, clear sky conditions are further strengthening these winds. Both the factors are not allowing the mercury to rise.
However, this year, there were no such weather irregularities. But this cold spell will not continue till end of this month. The temperature will increase in Kolkata and other parts of the state, earlier predicted by Ganesh Kuman Das, director, RMC Kolkata.
"The feeling of winter will continue till mind of February. Kolkata witnessed an appropriate period of winter after a long time. This winter is the fallout of snowfall in northern India. The chilly winds are continuously blowing over Bengal. But the wind will be weaken by the mid of February," said an expert at RMC Kolkata. Meanwhile, most of the amusement parks, zoological and botanical gardens and Eco park at New Town received good footfall on Sunday.