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Monday , November 19 , 2012
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Sun set to shine on fest days

This Chhath, the Sun God will glow when devotees pay obeisance to him.

Weathermen have ruled out dense fog during the argyhyas on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. The sun will set around 4.59pm on Monday. On Tuesday, the expected time of sunrise is 6.10am.

The devotees would not have to quiver either while paying obeisance to the Sun. The Met department said the slide in the mercury column had stopped because of a depression over Bay of Bengal. The minimum temperature is expected to be 14°C and 15°C on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Mist (light fog) conditions would be observed in the morning hours.

“After a steady decline in the minimum temperature over the past few days, the depression prevailing over Bay of Bengal is expected to push up the temperature during the next two days. Accordingly, the minimum temperature that stood at 13.6°C degree on Sunday is likely to rise to 14°C on Monday and further climb up to 15°C on Tuesday. The maximum temperature would hover around 30°C,” said Ashish Sen, the director (radar) of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Deliberating on the expected day and night weather conditions during the Chhath festival, Sen said: “The next two days are expected to be bright with no possibilities of precipitation. Mist can be there up to 8 in the morning and after 8 in the night. The humidity-level can go up to 60 per cent. The average wind speed will be around 4kmph to 5kmph, which is normal around this time of the year.”

Sen said: “The depression would change the prevailing wind direction in Bihar. From tomorrow (Monday) evening, it will blow from the east. Cloudy conditions might also be observed in the city from Tuesday evening.”