Cold wave condition persists in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 22:23

Patna: Cold wave condition persisted
in Bihar and hit normal life on Sunday even as the weather
improved with the sun shining brightly for the better part of
the day.

The day began with fog enveloping the state but
cleared later and the mercury shot up marginally as the sun
shone brightly much to the relief of the people.

Railway traffic was disrupted due to cold and foggy
conditions and several trains were cancelled or rescheduled. A
number of trains were running behind schedule by several
hours, official sources said.

The minimum temperature improved slightly in Patna and
Gaya but dipped in Bhagalpur and Purnia, according to the Met
office here.

Patna recorded a minimum temperature of 11.1 degree
celsius as against 9.2 degree celsius yesterday, while it
dipped at Purnia from 10.8 degrees yesterday to 8 degrees
celsius during the day. In Bhagalpur the temperature was 10.2
degrees compared to 10.6 yesterday.

The minimum temperature at Gaya was 7.5 degrees up
from 6.9 degrees Celsius yesterday.

MET office sources said there would be clear sky with
mist or fog over the next 24 hours.

The state government has closed all government schools
till December 25 in view of the cold, official sources said
adding the district administrations have been directed to
provide bone fire at public places across the state to help
the people, official sources said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 22:23

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