Bringing much respite from the excessive summer heat Alipore Meteorological department has predicted that there is a possibility of rain in the city within 3-4 days.
Thunderstorm hit the city and its adjoining area on Saturday bringing down the temperature by few notches. The storm has damaged few clay made huts and uprooted trees in various parts of the South Bengal districts.
The stormy wind had caused much damage on Friday in various South Bengal districts. The train services in various sections in the Sealdah main section came to a halt for sometimes. Many commuters who depend on the train services to reach their destinations faced serious inconvenience as overhead wires were snapped due to strong wind. Two persons were killed in Murshidabad after being struck by lightning.
The weather in the city and its adjoining areas has been sultry for quite a long time. Though the temperature has dipped in last few days but there is no relief from the discomfort caused by high humidity.
Senior officials at the Eden Garden were anxious over the fate of the cricket match as the Alipore MeT office had earlier predicted a thunderstorm in the city on Saturday evening.
It was learnt that the Monsoon which is currently passing though the Andaman Nicobar region is expected to enter India through Kerala in next few days. Though, according to the weather office the Monsoon this year will come before its usual time of arrival. Though, the city dwellers are happy after the city weather office has made a prediction about the advent of rain in the next 3-4 days.
The extreme heat wave almost paralyzed normal daily life in the state with the elderly citizens falling victims. Around 10 people from across the state so far have died in the sun stroke.
The spell of rain in the city on late Saturday evening has brought relief. Many people were seen drenching themselves in the rain in many places.