The temperature in Kolkata dropped further on Wednesday (November 25). According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature in Kolkata on Wednesday was 15.4 degrees Celsius. In the next 24 hours, residents of Kolkata will feel the chill of winter. However, the temperature will drop a bit more in the districts. The meteorological department has indicated that the temperature may rise again from Friday (November 27).

Sanjeev Bandyopadhyay, Eastern Director of the Alipore Meteorological Department, said the cold weather would prevail in the city till November 25. Throughout the month, the feels of winter will continue across the state. 

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According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature in the city on Wednesday was 26.6 degrees Celsius which is three degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 15.4 degrees Celsius which is 3 degrees below normal. In cities and suburbs, the maximum relative humidity is 95 percent and the minimum relative humidity is 49 percent. 

However, cyclone Nivar will greatly affect north-western India. There are chances of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. A pair of cyclones are being formed in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Nivar is the second strongest cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal after Amphan. However, cyclone Nivar did not reach the coast of Orissa or West Bengal, but the coastal areas of South India will be devasted due to the cyclone.

Heavy rains have already started in large parts of Tamil Nadu. The Indian Meteorological Department said that cyclone Nivar would hit the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Wednesday evening. Cyclone Nivar will hit between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram. Due to the cyclone, heavy rains are expected in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Fishermen are restricted to go into the sea.

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According to the information provided by IMD, when the cyclone Nivar hits the plane, the wind speed will be 120-130 km per hour. Nivar is the fourth cyclone to form in the Indian Ocean in 2020. Meteorologists also claim that it is slightly less powerful than Amphan. The administration is ready to deal with this powerful natural calamity. 

Thirty teams of the National Disaster Response Force have already started working. Of these, 12 teams are working in Tamil Nadu. Two teams are working in Puducherry and another team is working in Karaikal area. On Tuesday (November 24) morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured necessary help to all the concerned states in dealing with natural disasters.