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Kolkatans likely to need umbrellas today

It will continue to rain in various parts of the city, says Met office

Kolkata: If you don't want to be drenched while stepping out of your house on Monday, carry an umbrella with you.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has predicted that it will continue to rain in various parts of the city and some of the South Bengal districts on Monday. According to the forecast, Monday will be wet, particularly earlier in the day. It may stop raining later.
There will be a wet spell with moderate showers in various districts. Moderate rain may lash parts of coastal districts including Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24-Parganas and East and West Midnapore.
According to a Met official, the low pressure trough which was formed over Bay of Bengal has been weakened and will move towards Bangladesh. City dwellers, however, have to wait for a few more days to feel the winter chill.
The weather experts said despite the fact that the low pressure trough has started moving towards Bangladesh, it will take some time for the mercury to drop due to the influence of western disturbances. City dwellers will again witness winter chill from the third week of December.
Apart from the city, many districts including North and South 24-Parganas, East Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia have witnessed rainfall from Sunday morning. Being a holiday, many preferred to stay indoors during the day.
It may be mentioned here that due to a prediction of strong wind sweeping through many parts of South Bengal, an alert has been issued asking the fishermen not to venture into the sea as it may remain turbulent.
According to the weather experts, December normally doesn't witness this kind of shower. The intensity of rain, however, is expected to slow down from Sunday night and fizzle away by Monday evening.
The normal flow of winter chill was interrupted in the city and also in the South Bengal districts due to the low pressure trough. There has been a sense of discomfort prevailing among people as the temperature soared high, especially in December when people usually get the winter chill.
Highest temperature in the city touched 24 degree Celsius and the lowest temperature remained at 19 degree Celsius. The temperature in Burdwan remained at 25 and 19 degree Celsius, Sriniketan at 24 and 18, Asansol at 24 and 18, Digha at 22 and 17 and Bankura at 24 and 19 degree Celsius.

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