While Kolkata had reported a minimum temperature of 13.8°C on January 19, it increased to 192°C yesterday, five points above normal.

The temperature increased by six degrees Celsius in a day making the cold decrease overnight in the city and giving a new life to a surge in viral transmission.

While the city had reported a minimum temperature of 13.80 C on January 19, it increased to 19.20 C yesterday, five points above normal.

A layer of smog hung low over some parts of Kolkata. According to the Met office, the cloud cover can begin clearing up today and the temperature can fall.

The city reported a maximum temperature of around 26 C yesterday. Moist, winds from the sea pulled the temperature up and led to a cloud cover. G.K. Das, director of Regional Meteorological Centre told the Times of India, “Cool winds, continued to flow into Kolkata.

The latter will start pulling the temperature down from Thursday.”Once the westerly gains speed today, the temperature would begin falling. Das added, “It could slide to 16-170C on Thursday and plunge further to 14-150C on Friday.”

The AQI was driven by PM 2.5, ultra-fine particles of less than 2.5 micrometre diameter. They could travel straight into the blood stream and affect the human system. According to Biswas, those with a history of lung, heart, kidney diseases.

Apart from diabetics should make sure not to skip their drugs.