Kolkata: Rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed the city where five persons were killed in separate incidents in West Bengal.
A thundershower accompanied by a strong wind hit the city and the districts like North 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, East Burdwan and West Midnapore disrupting the normal life.
The rain, however, brought relief to the people suffering from hot and humid condition prevailing in the state. The regional meteorological centre at Alipore had predicted that there was a possibility of rains and thundershowers towards the evening.
The districts that have received the maximum rainfall are North 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly while various parts of Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum also witnessed thunderstorms.
According to the weather office, there are predictions of wind measuring around 50-60 km per hour that might sweep through various districts in North Bengal in the next few days. Wind measuring around 60-70 km per hour may also sweep through some of the South Bengal districts, along with moderate rainfall, the weather office predicted.