Patna shiv­ers at 4°C, Darb­hanga cold­est

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

PATNA: With the mer­cury dip­ping to the sea­son's low­est, the en­tire Bi­har con­tin­ued to re­main in the grip of a se­vere cold wave, forc­ing peo­ple in­doors for most of the day on Sun­day. Darb­hanga was the cold­est with the tem­per­a­ture drop­ping to 2.4 de­grees Cel­sius. Patna too ex­pe­ri­enced in­tense cold with the min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture recorded at 4 de­grees C — the low­est this win­ter.

The sun­shine came as a re­lief in the af­ter­noon for Pat­naites, but only for a short pe­riod. The max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture was 14.1 de­grees C only. Ac­cord­ing to the weather of­fice, the pre­vail­ing weather con­di­tions will con­tinue.

Chilly winds blew in Patna through­out the day, adding to the woes of peo­ple, es­pe­cially the el­derly and the poor. Mar­kets and parks, which usu­ally see more foot­falls on Sun­days, had lim­ited ac­tiv­ity.

Darb­hanga and ad­join­ing dis­tricts wit­nessed ex­treme cold con­di­tions.

A woman shields her child from the bit­ing cold as Patna ex­pe­ri­enced the cold­est day of the win­ter on Sun­day.

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