Patna: Gaya recorded the minimum temperature
in Bihar as intense cold gripped the region with mercury
plummeting here and elsewhere in the state.
Due to thick fog several flights and trains were delayed
for several hours due to poor visibility and adverse weather
conditions, official sources said, adding that icy
north-westerly wind has been sweeping the state.
The met office said the minimum temperature recorded at
Patna was 5.2 degree celsius, four degree less than normal.
Gaya was the coldest city with minimum temperature
plummeting to 2.5 degree celsius which is six degree less than
normal temperature recorded during this period of time.
Minimum temperature at Bhagalpur was 8.6 degree celsius
which was four degree less than the normal temperature.
There would be no significant change in weather
conditions for the next two days, met offices said.
The officer-on-special duty of the disaster management
department, Gagan said the department had released Rs 22.75
lakh in last week of December last year to purchase firewood
and distribution of blankets among the poor.
Asked about the number of people dying out of cold, he
said there was no no official figure available with the