Patna,(BiharTimes): The entire state of Bihar shivered on Sunday as well as Monday with Darbhanga recording lowest––2.5 degrees Celsius––and Patna 4.0 on Sunday.
People opted to remain confined within the four walls of their houses while the homeless shivered on the streets with hardly any bonfire or blanket arrangement for them from the state government. They were left to fend for themselves.
Patna’s temperature was thus five degree below normal. The maximum was 14.1 degree C, which was 9 degree below normal and the lowest this season.
According to Met director A K Sen Sunday was one of the coldest January days in the last one decade. The lowest temperature recorded was 2.3 degrees Celsius in 2003. In 2001, the mercury dipped to 3.4 degree Celsius, while in 2006, the lowest temperature recorded was 4.6 degrees Celsius.
He said there will be no respite from this chill for the next 24 hours and the mercury would continue to hover around 4 degrees. People are likely to get some respite by January 10.
Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnia recorded a minimum of 6.6, 7.6 and 3.6 degree Celsius and a maximum of 14.1, 13.0 and 19.9 degrees Celsius respectively.
Primary wings of all schools will be closed from Monday to Wednesday all over the state. In Patna the timing of higher section has been changed to 9 AM to 2 PM for the next three days.