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Mercury to dip next week again, forecasts Met

KOLKATA: The minimum temperature on Thursday climbed a notch above the normal mark, making Kolkatans wonder if wintry weather had bid the city adieu. Weathermen, alternatively, be expecting the mercury to dip beneath the normal mark again through the center of subsequent week. In the intervening time, each the maximum and minimum temperatures will keep above the normal mark.

The minimum temperature at 15.1°C on Thursday was once one level above the normal mark, whilst the maximum temperature at 29.7°C was once 3 notches above standard. Weather men attributed it to a western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. This weather machine is an extratropical hurricane that originates within the Mediterranean area, bringing in sudden wintry weather rain or snowstorm in north-western India.

While this weather machine has brought about heavy snowstorm in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, it has blocked the trail of the chilly and dry North-westerly wind that brings the nippiness within the city. “We be expecting the mercury to be above the normal mark for the next two to 3 days. But there are prime possibilities that it'll dip beneath the normal mark again through midweek,” said GK Das director (weather) at Regional Meteorological Centre, Kolkata.

At present, the city is experiencing the Easterly wind that injects moisture from the Bay of Bengal, pushing up the mercury.

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