Bihar experiences coldest day of the season
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 19:44
  
Patna: A cold wave swept across Bihar with the minimum temperature plummeting sharply on Thursday as the state experienced the coldest day of the winter season.

A combination of dipping minimum temperature and chilly wind swept the state to make the day the chillest day of the season.

The mercury went down sharply across the state with Patna recording a minimum temperature of 6.5 degree Celsius as against 7.9 yesterday, while Gaya remained the coldest place in the state with a minimum temperature of 4.4 deg C as against 7.4 yesterday, according to the MET office.

The minimum temperature in Purnia remained the same as yesterday at 9 degree Celsius, while Bhagalpur recorded a marginal increase in the minimum temperature at 10.6 degree yesterday.

The same at Muzaffarpur and Chapra stood at 10.6 and 5.3 degree celsius respectively, it said.

The MeT office forecast of the next 24 hours indicated continuation of the cold wave conditions with maximum and minimum temperatures remaining between 15 to 7 degree Celsius.

The weather conditions affected rail services with a number of trains running behind schedule by several hours because of poor visibility due to fog, official sources said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 19:44


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