Mercury drops after districts, city see scattered rainfall

Kolkata: Many South Bengal districts including the city received scattered rainfall throughout the day, bringing the mercury down by a few notches.

Entire South Bengal has received a considerable amount of rainfall in the past two

days, but the amount is far below what is required to compensate the deficiency of rainfall in the current month, felt the weather experts on Monday.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted that light to moderate rainfall will continue to lash various South Bengal districts in the next 24 hours, while the coastal districts like South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are expected to receive moderate to heavy rainfall due to a low pressure trough created over Bay of Bengal.

The city's sky remained mostly cloudy on Monday, with scattered rainfall in some parts. The weather office prediction says that there is no major rainfall alert in North Bengal in the next few days.

According to a weather official, there may be heavy rainfall in West Midnapore, Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia in the next 24 hours as well. The weather officials are apprehending that there may be considerable rainfall in the South Bengal districts in the beginning of next month.

It may be mentioned here there has been a deficiency in rainfall in June and also in July so far.

The deficiency in rainfall has majorly hit a large number of farmers in various districts, many of whom are staring at huge loss. The paddy cultivation in East Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia, Hooghly and North 24-Parganas have been affected due to a scarcity in rainfall, since the advent of monsoon in the state.

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