Bright sunny day for Bihar on New Year

Patna, Jan 1 (IANS) Clear skies and bright sunshine greeted people in Bihar on the first day of the new year Tuesday.

"There has been a respite from cold wave conditions in Bihar for the last four days. Sunny weather may continue for the next two days," said A.K. Sen, director of the Indian Meteorological Department at Patna.

Bihar reeled under a cold wave last week.

Sen said dense fog would continue in the state during early mornings. He added that after Jan 2-3, the cold wave may return, depending on when the western disturbance over Punjab would reach Uttar Pradesh.

Chapra was the coldest in the state with the minimum temperature at five degree Celsius. Purnia and Gaya recorded a minimum of six degrees.

State capital Patna recorded a minimum of eight degree Celsius Tuesday, a met official said.

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