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Light showers likely in South Bengal despite departure of monsoon

Kolkata: The South-West monsoon has officially withdrawn from the state a week ago but The Regional Meteorological Centre on Sunday predicted light to moderate showers in six South Bengal districts.

According to the prediction of the weather office, the districts like West Burdwan, Birbhum, Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram will receive scattered rainfall in the next 24 hours.

There may be one or two spells of thundershower

accompanied by lightning in some pockets as well. The weather office also said that the people in the city and other adjoining districts will continue to face comparatively high humidity.

The city and the adjoining districts, particularly the coastal areas, may witness a light drizzle in the next 48 hours due to a change in the weather system which is a common phenomenon during this time of the year. The city's sky may partially remain cloudy on Monday.

"The humidity level will continue to haunt the city-dwellers during the day, while the temperature will drop during the night hours as there has been a change in the weather system in the state following the retreat of monsoon. The temperature will fluctuate in the next couple of days until winter officially sets in," a weather official said.

It may be mentioned here that fluctuating temperature is common during the transition period after monsoon withdraws from the state.

The city's sky and the adjoining districts partially remained cloudy in the afternoon while the humidity level proved uncomfortable for the people, particularly during day time.

The highest temperature in the city and in adjoining districts may hover around 33 degree Celsius in the next couple of days, while the lowest temperature may drop to 21 degree Celsius during the night hours, the weather office predicted.

The MeT office, meanwhile, is yet to confirm the time when winter will officially set in.

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