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MeT forecasts rain in city soon

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) indicated that the after-effect of cyclone Marutha may bring rain in the city soon. The meteorologists said the city may witness intermittent rainfall on Monday morning.

It may be mentioned that the destination of this cyclone has shifted from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Myanmar. But the city probably could not avoid its after-effects.

"This scorching sunshine, clear sky and no rains just after this cyclone is not an indication that the storm has passed. It will probably bring rain to Kolkata," a meteorologist on Sunday said.

"It is a common notion that the after-effect of the cyclone is usually less destructive. But we are predicting a rainfall at this moment which will give a respite from the scorching hot weather," he added.

According to another meteorologist, the same after-effect was seen just a little after Cyclone Phailin and Hudhud had passed.

"When the cyclone hits at the first go, there is heavy rain and gusty winds and people think that it has passed. But its so-called 'second arm' can also bring in rainfall," he said.

The meteorologists also explained that whenever a cyclone makes an appearance, its 'first arm' hits the coast, followed by the eye and then 'second arm'.

"Eye is the centre of the cyclone — this has no cloud or gusty winds, but only has scorching sunshine. The second arm generally creates medium to heavy rainfall," a meteorologist added.

However, RMC recorded nor'wester at four districts of South Bengal. Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia and Murshidabad would continue to witness nor'wester in this season, a RMC meteorologist further said.

The MeT office predicted that the speed of that nor'wester would be around 50-60 km per hour.

"The news of rain in this hot and sultry weather is always good news. We'd love to welcome the rain without bothering that it may cause waterlogging and traffic congestion on the roads," said a college student.
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