Kolkata: The city continued to receive sporadic showers on Wednesday, triggered by a low-pressure that hovered over Gangetic Bengal and adjoining Odisha. While the low-pressure is set to move away towards Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh on Thursday, showers could continue since the monsoon trough has slid down to south Bengal. The Met office forecast another low-pressure that could trigger rain in the city on August 9 and 10. Kolkata received 12mm rain till 5.30pm on Wednesday.
“We expect normal monsoon rain over the next 48 hours. Over the last two days, monsoon has been hectic and it will continue to remain so under the impact of the trough. Even though heavy rain is unlikely, there will be consistent, short showers,” said Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) director G K Das.
He added that another low-pressure was likely to develop over north-west Bay of Bengal, close to the Odisha coast. It could have a significant impact on south Bengal. “It is still too early to predict if it will trigger heavy rain. But we expect showers on August 9 and 10,” added Das.
Some areas of Kolkata received 24mm rain on Tuesday even as waterlogging was reported form several pockets. The monsoon rain, however, has pulled the mercury down and the temperature will now remain around 30°C-32°C, said weathermen. “The consistent showers have pulled the mercury down. Even though it had touched 37°C on Monday, the maximum temperature will now remain low,” said Das.