The city’s fling with sub-10 ended on Friday with the minimum temperature tipping over to double digit, two days after hitting the 24-year low of 9 degrees Celsius.
“I have made the most of my winterwear over the past few days. Despite having trendy warm clothes, I could not flaunt them in Calcutta but this year, I have no complaints,” said Nivedita Dhar, a student of Rabindra Bharati University.
According to the Met office, Nivedita would have more opportunities to set the bar in winter fashion.
“The minimum temperature is likely to hover around 10 degrees Celsius at least till Sunday. This is because there is no weather system in the region to block the northerly wind in the next 48 hours,” said G.K. Das, the acting in-charge of the weather section at the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore.
While the minimum rose from 9.6 to 10.4 degrees Celsius on Friday, the maximum too rose from 23.4 to 23.8 degrees Celsius. Even after the rise, the minimum remained four degrees below normal and the maximum, two degrees.
The normal maximum for this time of the year is about 26 degrees Celsius, a level the mercury has not reached in nine days.
Das said temperatures were expected to go up from next week with a high-pressure belt in central India moving towards Bengal.
The cold wave, when the minimum temperature is at least five degrees below normal, continued on Friday in multiple districts in north and south Bengal.