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Winter to set in at last in city as impact of western disturbances weakens

Kolkata: The temperature in all South Bengal districts, including the city, will start going down in the next 48 hours as the western disturbances will cease to have any impact on the weather system in the state, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore.

According to the weather office, the steady flow of western disturbances, which have been preventing the chilling northern wind from entering South Bengal for quite some time, will be weakened from Friday. The people in the city may witness a dip in mercury from Saturday onwards.

The MeT office on Wednesday predicted that winter may set in from the next week and people may witness the winter chill in its full swing, which has been eluding the state for a long time.

The temperature had started going up in the last couple of days, causing a sense of discomfort among the people in South Bengal. The western disturbances intensified during the latter half of last week, as a result of which the temperature started rising.

It may be mentioned here that the city's temperature has been unusually higher during this time of the year, compared to the previous years.

The highest temperature in the city has been hovering around 30 degree Celsius, with the lowest temperature at around 20 degree Celsius, which is a very unusual phenomenon during the second week of December, a weather official stated.

"The northern wind that carries cold air to the South Bengal districts, will have an uninterrupted flow as the western disturbances will cease to have an impact on the weather from next Saturday. Winter may hit the state in full swing from the next week. The temperature in North Bengal

has already gone down by a

few notches," a weather official said.

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