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Eastern states reeling under cold conditions

Press Trust of India  |  Patna/Bhubaneswar/Kolkata 

Many areas in the eastern states reeled under cold conditions with in and in recording the lowest temperatures.

In Bihar, recorded the state's lowest minimum temperature at 2.8 degrees Celsius and Bhagalpur at 3.1 degrees Celsius.

The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 6.1 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Centre said in its bulletin that severe cold day condition prevailed at Bhagalpur, Purnea, Chapra, Supaul, Forbisganj and Muzaffarpur.

The of and adjoining areas in today experienced the coldest day of the season and the district administration has asked schools to declare holiday for the next three days for lower classes.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 6.5 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, office sources said.

At least 13 places of today recorded temperature below 10 degrees Celsius.

The mercury dipped to 3 degrees Celsius at Daringbadi, 4.5 degrees Celsius at Phulbani, 7 degrees Celsius at Sundergarh and 8 degrees Celsius at Bhawanipatna.

The mercury dropped by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in coastal due to cold wind from the north-east direction.

sources said the cold wave conditions will prevail in the state till January 9.

Icy winds walloped most areas in intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the office today forecast similar conditions for the next few days.

Sriniketan in district was the coldest in the plains with minimum temperature of 5.8 degrees Celsius at 5.30 am this morning, the department said.

Kolkatans experienced a chilly Sunday with a minimum temperature of 10.6 degrees Celsius, which is three notches below normal, the MeT department said.

Minimum temperatures dipped below the 10 degrees mark in most places of West Bengal, with recording a low of 7.1 degrees Celsius, followed by Coochbehar 7.6 degrees Celsius, Burdwan 7.6 degrees Celsius and Bankura 8.4 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 23:20 IST