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Rain to keep chill away for 2 days

Calcutta, Jan. 7: The chill Calcuttans are hoping for is unlikely to return till the clouds clear, which the weatherman said was not expected to happen in the next 48 hours.

The minimum temperature, the benchmark of how cold the city is during winter, is unlikely to dip to 14 degrees Celsius, the normal at this time of the year, in the next few days.

“When you have overcast mornings in winter, the minimum temperature stays higher than normal because of warm nights and mornings. For the dry cold that Calcutta experiences in winter, people will have to wait for bright, sunny mornings. The (overcast) condition is not expected to change in the next couple of days,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.

However, the maximum temperature, which indicates the temperature in the afternoon, was four degrees below normal at 22.1 degrees Celsius because of the rain.