Forecast for rain in specific areas; heat, humidity to continue
There would be no respite from the discomfort in the next couple of days in the city and its adjacent districts despite a forecast of rainfall in some.
As per the MeT department, there would be partly cloudy sky in Kolkata on Monday with possibilities of intermittent rainfall.
Besides Kolkata, there are possibilities of isolated rainfall in South Bengal districts including Hooghly, Howrah, East Midnapore, Murshidabad, Nadia, South and North 24 Parganas in the next 24 hours.
But the dry weather will prevail on Tuesday in both Kolkata and Howrah respectively.
The rainfall for a long stretch of time is not predicted as the upper air cyclonic circulation over Chattisgarh adjacent to Jharkhand was less.
Despite the sky remaining cloudy, the humidity and the discomfort level is not expected to go down.
Interestingly, the maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was one degree less than the normal temperature. It was recorded 34.6 degree Celsius.
Despite the maximum temperature remaining one degree Celsius below normal, people had a tough time battling against the uncomfortable and dry weather.
In Digha, the maximum temperature was two degree Celsius less than the normal and there was rainfall of 0.1 mm in the past 24 hours. The weather in Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum would remain as dry as on Sunday for the next three days.
In North Bengal too, there is prediction of isolated rainfall in all the districts apart from Malda, North and South Dinajpur. In view of this humid weather and the heat, people are opting for hill stations. Many are travelling to nearby hill stations that have recently experienced rain and snowfall. With snowfall in Sandakphu, many have chosen Darjeeling to get respite from the scorching heat in the plains.