The state capital today witnessed the season's lowest minimum temperature at 4.8 degrees Celsius, mainly due to westerly wind and snowfall in northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Patna Meteorological Centre, however, said that the minimum temperature, which is witnessing a declining trend in the past couple of days across major cities of the state, might improve from tomorrow or day after tomorrow. As per the MeT official, the state capital's minimum temperature stood at 4.8 degrees Celsius which was recorded at 5:30 am today. Patna, whose residents woke up to a sunny day on Makar Sankranti, registered a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius yesterday. This is the third consecutive day when the capital city has witnessed a decline in its minimum temperature.
The city had registered 5.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
"The minimum temperature is witnessing a decline because of clear sky in the absence of fog and westerly wind coupled with snowfall in northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand," MeT official said.
The minimum temperature is expected to witness improvement next one or two days, he said and added that major parts of the state were affected by the snowfall in northern states and westerly wind that is blowing at 18-20 kmph.
Gaya, which recorded the season's lowest minimum temperature at 4.2 degrees Celsius yesterday, registered a minimum temperature of 4.9 degree Celsius today.
Bhagalpur recorded 7.5 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 8 degrees Celsius while Purnea registered the minimum temperature at 5.1 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 4.3 degree Celsius which was the season's lowest minimum temperature for Purnea.
(REOPENS CES5) According to weather bulletin issued in the evening, in Patna, maximum temperature was recorded at 20.6 degrees Celsius as against 20.4 yesterday. Temple town of Gaya registered maximum temperature of 20.6 degrees Celsius, while it was 21.7 degrees Celsius in Bhagalpur and 22.5 degrees Celsius in Purnea. The state weather office forecast a rise in minimum temperature in Patna and Gaya to 6 degrees Celsius tomorrow. It predicted mainly clear sky in state capital and other parts of Bihar tomorrow.