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Cold spell to continue; classes suspended in Patna till Jan 16

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today reeled under intense cold conditions with in district recording minimum temperature in the state at 4.8 degrees Celsius.

The meteorological department has warned of cold wave and dense fog conditions at many places in the state over the next four days.

In the wake of the prevalent conditions, District has directed all and private school authorities to suspend academic activities for students up to Class VIII till January 16.

The DM has also ordered the school authorities to start academic activities for Classes IX to XII after 9:30 am.

"Cold day conditions were observed at and today. Purnea, and may witness dense to very dense fog tomorrow... Gaya may also experience very dense fog or mist in the morning," a department release said.

Cold day condition is declared when minimum temperature touches 10 degrees or lower and the maximum temperature hovers around 4.5 - 6.4 degrees below normal.

As per Patna office bulletin, Gaya recorded a minimum temperature of 4.8 degrees today.

The state capital, too, experienced piercing cold wave with temperature at 6.1 degrees. The minimum temperature in and districts touched 6 degrees and 8 degrees respectively.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:55 IST