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Heavy shower brings down rain deficit in South Bengal

Kolkata: A heavy shower in South Bengal districts during the last two days has brought down the rain deficit in the state to some extent. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted that some more rain is expected in South Bengal in the next 24 hours. The situation may turn normal from Sunday.

A senior weather official said that rainfall in the past two days has pulled down the level of rain deficit in the state so far and also contributed to a favourable atmosphere for the farmers who had been facing difficulties while cultivating their crops.

According to the weather office prediction, the rain deficit remained around 50 percent before heavy showers lashed various South Bengal districts, including the city, in the past few days. The deficit has been brought down to around 40 percent in South Bengal, whereas the figure in the state is around 29 percent.

"Rainfall will be reduced in the next 24 hours and the situation will improve from Sunday. There may be some more rainfall by the end of next week. The low pressure trough formed over Bay of Bengal has moved towards the west, as a result of which the intensity of the rainfall has reduced. The monsoon axis also became active in the region which further accelerated the rainfall and pushed down the mercury by a few notches," a weather official said.

The weather office also said that currently there is no deficit in rainfall in the North Bengal region. The city weather may remain comfortable in the next two days with the mercury hovering around 32-35 degree Celsius.

The coastal districts may, however, continue to receive light to moderate rainfall till Sunday. Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea till Sunday. Those who had sailed away earlier, have already returned to the seashore.

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