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Thunderstorm likely in some parts of South Bengal districts in next 24 hours

KOLKATA: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted thunderstorm in some parts of South Bengal districts in the next two days.
A senior official of the weather office said storm and thundershowers accompanied by strong gusty wind may occur in some parts of South Bengal districts on Tuesday and Wednesday. A cyclonic circulation has been hovering over the Bay of Bengal which will bring thunderstorm in the city and some other districts in South Bengal.
The official said it is not possible to announce the names of the districts where thunderstorm may occur. The alert of storm will be issued a few hours prior to the incident, the weather official said. There may be some cold spell in the city as well.
The city dwellers were witnessing pre-monsoon rains until Sunday evening when the temperature lowered following heavy thundershowers. People got relief from the sultry weather on Monday.
The month of May has been quite fruitful for city dwellers with rains lashing the city from time to time. The month began on a rainy note for Bengal. The people in the city may, however, feel sultry and discomfort during the afternoon.
Weather experts predict thunder squall with wind speed exceeding 50-60 kmph along with lightning in some parts in the next two days. Light to moderate rain is likely to affect some parts of Kolkata and adjoining districts.
According to an expert, these weather activities can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation. A few days ago, an anti-cyclone was also detected over Bay of Bengal that was providing moisture over the region.
Some of the South Bengal districts may witness scattered rains during the next couple of days. According to a senior weather official, the situation is favourable for a thunderstorm.
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