The weatherman today forecast cold wave conditions for the next two days in West Bengal, where a biting cold continued to affect normal life. The Meteorological department said the day and night temperatures were likely to remain three to six notches below normal as the cold wave conditions were expected to hold on to its grip over the state, except in Kolkata. Coochbehar in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal recorded the lowest temperature of 5.8 degrees Celsius in the state's plains, with neighbouring Jalpaiguri following closely behind at 5.9 degrees Celsius. In the Gangetic plains, Krishnagar in Nadia district was the coldest at 6 degrees Celsius, while Sriniketan in Birbhum recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. The night temperature in Kolkata rose slightly to 11 degrees Celsius from yesterday's 10.5 degrees Celsius. A biting cold, accompanied by a chilling north-westerly wind, affected normal life in the city in the morning as school-going kids and officegoers had to brave the harsh weather conditions that have been prevailing in the state for the last few days.
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