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Light rainfall during early November to pave way for winter in city

Kolkata: The city and other South Bengal districts may receive light to moderate rainfall in the first week of November, there-

fore paving the way for winter to set in.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said on Wednesday that the weather is comparatively dry now. Winter is expected to set in early next month, after various South Bengal districts receive moderate showers.

The weather office, however, assured that there may not be any rain in the city and adjoining districts in the next two days and the sky will mostly remain clear during this period.

"People in the South Bengal districts may feel cold weather in the morning hours in the next couple of days, but the temperature will slightly go up later in the day. The highest temperature in the city may hover around 30 degree Celsius in the next couple of days, while the lowest temperature may touch 19 degree Celsius. The city dwellers may experience winter chill after the South Bengal districts receive showers in the first week of November," a weather official said.

The weather office also predicted that there is no possibility of rainfall in the North Bengal districts in the next couple of days. The sky in North Bengal districts will also remain clear.

It may be mentioned that various South Bengal districts have received moderate to heavy rainfall last week. The temperature in the past few weeks had been fluctuating which affected the people, but the temperature will not fluctuate from now onward as the weather has become drier, paving the way for winter.

The severe cyclone Kyarr will have no impact in the eastern part of the country, predicted the weather office. Incidentally, it may be mentioned here that the cyclone remains active in the Arabian Sea as it paces towards Oman, away from the western coast of India.

The India Meteorological Department has already issued an alert, saying that another cyclone may brew in the Arabian Sea, bringing rainfall along the Western Ghats.

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