Temperature takes a sudden dip;Kolkatans wilt under chilling winter

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Kolkata, Jan 23 (UNI) With the mercury plummeting and a chilling wind blowing since evening after two days of warm winter, the Kolkatans are readying themselves for a wet winter.

The sudden dip has forced most of the people to stay indoors and bask in the fire to keep themselves warm.

The city and its adjoining areas today experienced a slump in the mercury level, triggered by the cold winds and the sky remaining partly cloudy, with neighbouring Bihar receiving moderate rainfall.

The Alipore Met office recorded the maximum temperature at 25 degree Celsius, two degree below normal, while the minimum was 15.4 degree Celsius, one degree above normal.

The maximum relative humidity was pegged at 69 per cent.

Met sources forecast a partly cloudy sky with the minimum temperature hovering at around 16 degrees Celsius during the next 24 hours.

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