Thursday – coldest day of season in Bengal
The city dwellers have started to feel the cold bites as the temperature in Kolkata dipped to 14.3 degree Celsius on Thursday which is one degree below the normal making it the coldest day of the season so far.
North Bengal is already reeling under the cold-wave conditions with Darjeeling registering a temperature of 8 degree Celsius.
The mercury had dipped to 9.9 degree Celsius in Sriniketan. The Northern wind that is flowing through the state may further lower the temperature in the state in the next few days.
Bolpur recorded the coldest temperature on Wednesday with mercury standing at 9.9 degree Celsius, three degrees below the normal. The coastal areas like Digha, Kathi, Haldia, Diamond Harbour with the lowest temperature hovering between 11-14 degrees while in Krishnanagar, Berhampore, Burdwan, Asansol, the record temperature remained between 10-12 degree Celsius.
According to the Meteorological office in Kolkata, the temperature in the city may get reduced in the next couple of days due to the Northern wind.
By the end of next week, the temperature may dip by a few degrees, feel the weather experts in the city.
According to the weather experts it is now possible for them to comment if the temperature will suddenly go up and there is no such alert in the city as of now.
A senior official of the Alipore MeT office said that so far there is no alert of formation of low pressure turf over the Bay of Bengal.
The city dwellers have wrapped themselves up in woolen clothes and are enjoying the mercury drop.
There was a clamour among the people to soak up the sun at parks, the zoo and the Maidan as large number of people visited various places in the city on Thursday.
The clear weather in the city might pave the way for more cold conditions in the city.
The train services in various parts of the state were affected on Thursday morning due to fog. The situation became normal as the day progressed.