Kolkata to stay warm, dry till Tuesday: Met | Kolkata News

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KOLKATA: The city recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4°C on Sunday — two notches above normal. With no drizzle to keep the mercury in check, it remained uncomfortable throughout the day. The Met office has predicted it will stay warm and mostly dry till Tuesday since no rain-triggering system exists in the region at present.
“Drizzles have dried up and the monsoon trough has moved towards north Bengal, leaving the city and south Bengal dry,” said Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) director G K Das. He added that the maximum temperature will continue to hover around 33°C-34°C over the next 48 hours. “In absence of rain, the mercury will rise. There is no possibility of showers now, barring thunderstorms that may strike some parts of south Bengal,” Das said.
Kolkata received 10% excess rain between September 1 and 10. This followed a dry beginning to the monsoon when the city clocked a huge deficiency in rain count. So far this season, Kolkata has received just one heavy spell of rain on August 16. “The rain has been restricted to drizzles this monsoon. But one or two heavy spells are enough to pull the count up to normal. Kolkata isn’t too far behind. We expect the dry spell to be broken soon,” said a weather scientist.
“It’s been an erratic monsoon with moderate rainfall. Rather than heavy spells, south Bengal has had steady drizzles that kept the seasonal count close to normal, but couldn’t wipe out the deficit. Another heavy spell may pull the count up to normal,” he added.



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