Mercury To Climb Up In Kolkata, Cold Wave In South Bengal


Kolkata: The temperature in the city is expected to climb up in the next few days but the cold wave condition may continue to sweep through South Bengal due to the impact of the northwesterly wind in the state.

According to the prediction of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore, there may be a marginal rise in temperature in the city and some of its adjoining districts.

The lowest temperature in the city on Sunday remained at 12.8 degree Celsius, while Saturday recorded 12.3 degree. The lowest temperature has remained below normal for the past 19 days in the city and also in various South Bengal districts.

Though the temperature slightly went up in various South Bengal districts, the people in North Bengal districts however continue to feel a cold shiver as the temperature in some places has dipped below 5 degree Celsius.

A senior weather official in the city on Sunday said that cold wave condition is still prevailing in some South Bengal districts, including Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum and West Midnapore, while the condition in North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Nadia and Hooghly has improved slightly.

Meanwhile the tropical cyclone, ‘Pabuk’ had its impact on Andaman Sea. There was a prediction that it would cross the Andaman Sea on Sunday. A thunderstorm has already hit Andaman due to the impact of the cyclone that had caused damages in Thailand.

However, it had no major impact on the weather system in the state. ‘Pabuk’ originated over the Gulf of Thailand and its neighbouring area and then started moving towards Andaman Islands.