Patna, Dec 30 (PTI) Gaya was the coldest place in Bihar on Sunday at 2.7 degree Celsius, which was 6 degrees below its normal minimum temperature, Patna Meteorological Centre said.

Earlier, Gaya had recorded 2.6 degrees as its lowest minimum temperature in December 2014, it said.

As per the Met bulletin, Gaya would witness cold wave Monday with minimum temperature likely to hover around 3 degrees Celsius on Monday.

Patna, the state capital, recorded minimum of 6.4 degree Celsius while the minimum at Purnea was 6.0 degree, Bhagalpur at 7.4 degree, the bulletin said.

In its forecast, the Met department has said that dry and cold air will prevail on Monday in Patna and Purnea with fog or mist in early morning while Bhagalpur is likely to witness shallow fog and cold wave condition.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.