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Thundershower predicted in parts of Bengal today

Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted thundershower in some South Bengal districts as well as parts of North Bengal, on Monday.

According to a senior official of the MeT office, there may be intermittent rainfall in the evening hours in several parts of South Bengal, particularly in the Western districts, due to the impact of Nor'wester.

There is a prediction of heavy rainfall in North Bengal on Monday. The intensity of rainfall may go up in some districts of North Bengal on Tuesday.

People in the districts of West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Birbhum, Bankura and Purulia may witness gusty wind accompanying the rain. In case of South Bengal the situation may improve from Tuesday, a weather expert predicted.

"A low pressure trough has been created over Bay-of-Bengal, which will bring some rainfall in various parts of South Bengal. The low pressure zone is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from the surface," a senior official from the MeT office said.

The weather office also said that people will get some respite from the scorching summer heat as the temperature may drop by a few notches following the rains.

During daytime, the humidity remains high in various South Bengal districts including the city, as a result of which people are witnessing a high level of discomfort.

It may be mentioned here that mercury has started soaring in the past couple of days. The temperature may hover around 25-30 degree Celsius in various districts during daytime.

The sky may remain overcast in some parts of South Bengal, including the city, on Monday afternoon. However, there may be moderate to heavy rainfall in some parts of North Bengal.

It may be mentioned here that rains accompanied by thunderstorm lashed some parts of North Bengal on Sunday morning.

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