PATNA: Cold wave conditions will continue in many parts of for the next three days with the weatherman forecasting a dip in the temperature from Thursday till Saturday.
Patna on Wednesday recorded the minimum temperature at 6.9 degrees Celsius and the maximum at 13.6 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity was 92% at 8.30am on the day.
Bhagalpur and Darbhanga were the coldest cities as the minimum temperature at the two places plummeted to 5 degrees Celcius.
Patna Meteorological Centre‘s meteorologist Sandeep Kumar said dense fog was likely to envelop many parts in the state in the morning hours which would be followed by ‘mainly‘ clear sky for the next few days.
According to him, chilly conditions were being experienced by the people of the region even in the noon because of the drop in the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures. “Cold day was declared in certain districts, including Patna, Supaul, Bhagalpur and Purnia, even on Wednesday noon,” he said.
The Indian Meteorological Department‘s bulletin on Wednesday said ‘dense‘ to ‘very dense fog‘ was observed at a few places in Bihar and the lowest visibility was recorded between 2.30am to 8.30am.
The all-India weather forecasting agency‘s bulletin also cautioned about severe ‘cold day‘ and ‘cold wave‘ conditions at isolated places in the state. The surface winds of the order of 10 to 15 kmph were likely to continue over the Indo-Gangetic plains, which will keep the minimum temperatures below normal during the next three days.
Ground frost conditions are also likely at isolated places in Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and western UP till Sunday, the bulletin further said.
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