Coldwave sweeps most WB districts

Coldwave continued to sweep most of West Bengal`s districts, leading to steady fall of the mercury at minus one degrees celsius.

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2012, 23:46 PM IST

Kolkata: Coldwave continued to sweep most of
West Bengal`s districts, leading to steady fall of the mercury
at minus one degrees celsius in the Darjeeling hills and at
10.9 degrees celsius in Kolkata.

Weatherman said a coldwave warning issued in all South
Bengal districts would continue at least in next 24 hours.

Reports reaching here said normal life was affected due
to intense cold in North Bengal districts of Jalpaiguri,
Coochbehar and Malda where the mercury hovered between 8.8
degrees and 9 degrees celsius.

With the northerly wind blowing, it was biting cold in
Kolkata and south Bengal areas.

Dum Dum, near the city, was cold at 9.9 degrees celsius
while the popular sea resort of Digha registered 10 degrees
during the day.

PTI