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Cold condition continues unabated in WB, Jharkhand, Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Intense cold continued to affect normal life in parts of as the department today held out a ray of hope for conditions to abate in the next two days with rise in night temperature by a couple of notches.

The weatherman forecast condition to continue in Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar in north Bengal and in and Nadia districts in the state's Gangetic plains till tomorrow.

Minimum temperature is likely to rise by a couple of notches throughout the state from Saturday, bringing some relief to the people.

Coochbehar recorded the lowest night temperature in the state at 6.0 degree Celsius, while Sriniketan followed at 6.8 degree Celsius, the department said.

Day temperature in Coochbehar stood at 15.7 degree Celsius today, which is 7 degrees below average.

Burdwan (8.3 d C), Bankura (8.8 d C), (9.3 d C) were some of the other coldest places in the state.

recorded the lowest temperature at 11.5 degree Celsius, up from 10.9 degrees yesterday.

The weatherman has forecast that night temperature in the metropolis would hover around 12 degree Celsius for the next three days.

In conditions prevailed with Palamau registering a minimum of 5.1 degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Palamau was 25.7 degree Celsius, office sources said.

The minimum temperature of Ranchi was 6.6 degree Celsius while the maximum was recorded 24.2 degree Celsius.

experienced a minimum of 6.7 degree Celsius and a maximum of 26.5 degree Celsius.

The forecast for the next 24 hours is clear sky, the sources said.

In intense cold wave conditions persisted today where Gaya recorded the lowest temperature of 3.8 degrees.

"Severe cold day" was observed in Patna, Bhagalpur, Purnea, Chhapra, Supaul, and districts.

According to the bulletin of the here, the cold grew more severe in the state capital with both maximum (11.7 degrees) and minimum (five degrees) temperature registering a slight drop compared with the previous day.

The low maximum temperature resulted in day-time chill and similar conditions prevailed in and where the mercury remained under 15 degrees.

However, Gaya, where mercury dipped to the lowest level across the state, a relatively higher maximum temperature of 21 degrees was registered.

There seems to be no respite in sight from the inclement with the forecast being of "dense fog in the morning with cold day conditions" for the next 24 hours.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:50 IST