Unseasonal Rain May Hit Kolkata


Kolkata: The Met office predicted that Kolkata will be lashed by the season’s first thundershower on Monday evening. It could be accompanied by gusty winds, making it a proper squall unlike the brief storm that hit the city early on February 26.

The mercury is also set to climb down a couple of notches following the thundershower, weathermen said. An anticyclone system over Bay of Bengal and a passing western disturbance have combined to create thunderclouds.

“It will be accompanied by gusty winds making it the season’s first squall. Under its impact, the temperature will drop marginally and Tuesday could remain cloudy,” said H R Biswas, scientist at the Regional Meteorological Centre.

It may be mentioned that even as the maximum temperature remained 36.5°C on a dry and warm Sunday, Mercury may slide after a storm on Monday.