Cold wave condition persists in Bihar
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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.


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

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