Kolkatans to enjoy winter chill till Saraswati Puja
Kolkata: The cold condition may last in the city and some of the South Bengal districts till Saraswati Puja, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Thursday.City dwellers will continue to feel the winter chill for some more days due to uninterrupted flow of the northwesterly wind. According to a weather expert, the western disturbance has lost its intensity, as a result of which the northwesterly wind has gained power. The weather office also said that the temperature will not drop below 12 degree Celsius, as a result of which people may witness a comfortable weather in the city. The western disturbance had led to the rise of temperature in the city for while, causing an adverse impact on the northwesterly wind. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe mercury started sliding down couple of days ago as the northwesterly wind intensified. The condition may prevail till Saraswati Puja, which falls on February 10 this year. There may be no significant rise and fall in the temperature as the lowest temperature would hover around 13-15 degree Celsius in the next few days. During night, the temperature will go down by a few notches, compared to daytime. The cold breeze that had gone missing a week ago due to the impact of western disturbance, has started blowing again for the past two days. The city on Thursday recorded its lowest temperature at 12.5 degree Celsius. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”The temperature may not go down further in the city. It will hover between 13-15 degree Celsius in the city, but in case of some districts it may remain below 10 degrees for the next few days. The cold wave condition is here to stay for a few days,” said a senior official of the Alipore MeT office. It may be mentioned that Panagarh on Thursday recorded its lowest temperature at 7.6 degree Celsius, while Purulia saw 7 degree Celsius, Bankura 9.4, Berhampore 11.6, East Burdwan 10.8 and Barrackpore 10 degree Celsius.