Kolkata: The mercury plunged to 14 degree Celsius in Kolkata on Saturday under the impact of the chilly north-westerly wind. It could drop further over the next 48 hours till a western disturbance pulls the mercury up, said the Met office. While the drop in temperature was marginal, it actually felt cooler than 14 degrees in the city, the weathermen said. Dum Dum recorded a minimum of 11.5 degrees on Saturday.
“The north-westerly has started pulling the mercury down. Even though the temperature drop in Kolkata was not a substantial one, the chill wind made it feel cooler than 14 degrees. It will continue to get chillier till the wind blows in. There has been heavy snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and the icy winds are bow blowing in,” said GK Das, director, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC).
Meanwhile, the western disturbance that is now travelling south-eastward continued to have an impact on the weather across north India.