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Monsoon to enter state in a week, heavy rains predicted in North Bengal for 2 days

Monsoon to enter state in a week, heavy rains predicted in North Bengal for 2 days

Kolkata: Moderate to heavy rainfall has been predicted in various North Bengal districts in the next 48 hours, while in South Bengal there is a possibility of scattered rainfall in some pockets.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore also predicted that the humidity level will continue to rise in some Western districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram, West Burdwan and Birbhum.

According to the weather office prediction, the districts like Hooghly, Nadia, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and Kolkata may receive scattered rainfall in the next 48 hours.

The highest temperature may hover between 34 and 36 degree Celsius in South Bengal. The discomfort level has gone down slightly in the city, following the pre-monsoon rain that hit South Bengal a week ago.

There were some light showers in the past few days, keeping the humidity level under control as well. A light spell may also drench the Western districts on Monday afternoon, but rains would not last for too long.

It may be mentioned that monsoon has entered in Kerala on Saturday and it is expected to enter Bengal in a week, depending on the weather system.

"North Bengal districts may witness moderate to heavy rain in the next two days. South Bengal, on the other hand, may receive light rainfall in some parts. There is no prediction of humidity level shooting up in the next couple of days. In some parts of South Bengal, the sky may remain cloudy on Monday," a weather official said.

Meanwhile, it may be mentioned here that a low pressure trough had been extending from Rajasthan to Mizoram in the past couple of days, intensifying the pre-monsoon rains in the state. The weather system has lost its intensity, thereby reducing the amount of rainfall marginally. The temperature will go down by a few notches once monsoon hits the state, the weather office predicted.

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