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Brace for mid-week thunderstorm & shower

Kolkata: The city and various South Bengal districts may witness a spell of thunderstorm on Wednesday and Thursday due to the impact of Nor'wester.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore on Monday predicted that thundershower may hit various South Bengal districts in the middle of the week.

There may be moderate to heavy rainfall in some areas. The weather condition may start improving in the city from Friday.

According to a senior official of the MeT office, several parts of South Bengal, including Kolkata, will experience intermittent rain particularly in the evening and the intensity of the rainfall will maintained till Thursday.

The city may also witness gusty wind accompanied with the rain.

The weather office forecast that people may get some comfort from the scorching summer heat as the temperature may slide down by a few degrees following rainfall. However, during the day time the humidity will be on the higher side giving a sense of discomfort to the people.

It may be mentioned here that the mercury started soaring up in the past couple of days. The city on Monday recorded its minimum temperature at 21.5 degree Celsius, which two degree below the normal.

The sky may remain overcast on Tuesday afternoon but there is no prediction of rainfall tomorrow.

On March 22, the city witnessed a sudden turn in the weather system due to the advent of first Nor'wester of the season. Due to the impact of the Nor'wester thundershower occurred in some parts of North Bengal, including Darjeeling and Kalimpong and some parts of Western districts such as East and West Midnapore, Bankura on Saturday. It also brought rainfall in neighbouring states such as Sikkim, Jharkhand and Odisha.

The weather office prediction says that the maximum and minimum temperature will hover around 35 degree and 23 degree Celsius respectively in the next few days. The temperature may have a sudden fall during night hours following the evening showers.

"A Nor'wester is likely to hit South Bengal in the afternoon hours of next Wednesday and Thursday along with a strong breeze. The situation will start improving from Friday," a senior official of the Alipore MeT office said.

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