City may witness moderate rainfall, weather to turn sultry
Kolkata: The city and some parts of South Bengal may witness light rainfall by the end of this week due to the formation of two low pressure troughs.
The regional meteorological centre in Alipore predicted that there may light to moderate rainfall in some parts of south Bengal including the city by the end of current week as the clouds are being formed in the sky.
According to an official at the Alipore weather office, light rain may lash the city after Friday. A low pressure trough has formed over North Bengal while the other has been hovering over the Bay-of-Bengal which will bring the rainfall.
These clouds have started floating into the city's sky. As a result of this, the lowest temperature in the city has already gone up.
On Tuesday, lowest temperature remained at 19.6 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal. The other districts in South Bengal have also seen a rise in the temperature. Bankura registered a temperature of 16.1 degree Celsius while Asansol and Jalpaiguri recorded 14.9 degree and 13 degree
The weather experts also said the city's sky may remain partly cloudy in the next few days for which the temperature will also go up during the night.
Weathermen also predict that people may witness a sultry weather in the later part of the current month.
It may be mentioned that cold condition prevailed in the city for a long time due to the north westerly winds. There was, however, a delay for North westerly to enter the state due to Western disturbances which interrupted the steady flow of the cold wave.
Many of the South Bengal districts have witnessed low temperatures in this season.
In some parts of South Bengal, the mercury touched 5-6 degree Celsius this year giving a cold shiver to the people. Unlike the previous years, the cold spell lasted for a long time in the state.
Some parts of the state may remain foggy particularly in the morning, weather office predicted.