Kolkata: Kolkata on Saturday shivered under
intense cold with the mercury dipping further to 10.2 degrees
Celsius (four degrees below normal), as almost all West Bengal
districts were reeling under cold wave sweeping the state.
Biting cold was felt with the northerly wind blowing
throughout the day.
Weatherman said that the cold wave condition would
continue at least for next 48 hours.
Darjeeling was coldest in the state with the mercury
sliding two degrees below freezing point, as tourists enjoyed
the cold under a clear sky, reports said.
Northern districts of Jalpaiguri recorded minimum
temperature at 10.1 degrees Celsius, Coochbehar at 9.1
degrees, while Dum Dum in south Bengal was cold at 9.4 degrees
and Krishnagar at 7.1 degrees Celsius.
Braving acute cold, lakhs of pilgrims had a holy dip
at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the
eve of the auspicious Makarsankranti day at Sagar island.