Nor’wester may hit city in 24 hrs: MeT

Alipore Meteorological office on Wednesday has predicted that a Nor’wester may hit the city within 24 hours. Though there is no possibility of advent of monsoon in the city as of now. There is no relief from the hot and humid condition as the temperature is not likely to go down. The city and various parts of South Bengal districts received moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied with thunder storm on Wednesday morning.

Flight services were affected at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport on Wednesday due to rain. Traffic movement was hit after trees uprooted in some parts of the city. Around 8 trees altogether fell across the city due to the storm on Wednesday morning.

A tree fell on AJC Bose road near police training college this morning and this had led to the traffic congestion for sometimes. On the other trees also fell on BK Pal Avenue and Triangular Park on Wednesday. Traffic movement was slow in various parts of the city in the morning.

Apart from the city, the districts like Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, Murshidabad, North and South 24-Parganas, East and West Midnapore have witnessed rains coupled with thunder storm.

The sky in the city was overcast from the morning.  A senior official of the Alipore MeT office said that two low pressure turfs have been formed in Sikkim, Chhattisgarh and the nearby areas as a result of which the moisture level in the air has gone up and this will bring some more downpour in the next 24 hours.

The weather office has also said that city may witness storm on Thursday along with some spells of rain in some parts. Some North Bengal districts also received rainfall on Wednesday. Though the temperature level slightly drops following the rain but the humid condition continues to make life unpleasant for the people.



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