Kolkata: Rains to dampen the spirit of Maha Navami. Rains may disrupt the festivities now. Keep your umbrellas handy when you go pandal-hopping this Puja. At present, a cyclonic circulation lies over Northeastern parts of Bay of Bengal. This weather system will be moving eastwards slowly.
As per Skymet Weather, spells of light to moderate rain and thundershower will affect the city daily for at least three to four days, mainly towards afternoon hours. The maximum temperatures will remain between 33°C and 35°C. However, temperatures during the night will remain between 26°C-27°C.
Kolkata and districts of South Bengal like North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia and Purba Burdwan witnessed heavy rainfall. The shower, however, failed to dampen the festive spirit of the people who continued to visit puja pandals.
Kolkata has witnessed only scattered light Monsoon rains from the past one week. Meanwhile, in the same span of time, rest parts of West Bengal such as Bankura recorded 39.6 mm of rain, Diamond Harbour 27.6 mm, Digha 17.2 mm, Malda 11 mm, Bahrampur 9 mm and Burdwan 5.7 mm of rain.