Kolkata: After a few scorching days, the city finally received a light drizzle on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by a mild thunderstorm with a wind speed of 38kmph.
Even though the mercury didn’t dip significantly, conditions turned bearable and Kolkatans had a respite from the stifling heat – the city recorded a maximum temperature of 36.2°C on Friday.
The combined force of an embedded cyclonic circulation, a trough and a western disturbance has triggered widespread rain in the city on both the days and also in other districts of south Bengal. In all likeliness the city could have its brush with the first Nor’wester of the year on Saturday.
Kolkata has been witnessing dry and humid weather conditions for the last couple of days. The last rains that the city witnessed were on May 22-23. However, these were also isolated in nature, which is why it did not impact the maximum temperatures which continues to settle near normal.