Dry spell likely in Kolkata, south Bengal for 2 days | Kolkata News


KOLKATA: Clouds floating in from neighbouring Odisha kept Sunday overcast and even led to a few spells of drizzle in the city. But the beginning of the week could be dry with signs of the southwest monsoon receding from the region getting clearer, said the Met office, adding that no major system was on the radar that could trigger rain.
The city received 0.5 mm of rain on Sunday.
“We expect the next 48 hours to be largely dry in Kolkata and south Bengal. But there is a possibility of local clouds or those form Odisha causing light showers, like that on Sunday. Unless we have drizzles, monsoon will recede further from south Bengal over the next few days,” said Regional Meteorological Centre director G K Das. “Northwesterly winds have started blowing in and the relative humidity has slid, indicating monsoon winds are withdrawing. Rains have already bowed out of Bankura, Purulia, West Burdwan and some parts of Birbhum.” But, he added, monsoon might linger on in Kolkata and south Bengal for a few more days and a couple of dry days might signal its end.
The city was lashed by several spells of shower last Wednesday that were triggered by a northsouth low-pressure trough stretching from north Bengal to Odisha. It was the last rain-triggering system to strike the region. Had the trough formed a day earlier, as was predicted, it would have affected the last day of the Puja.

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