The wet spell Calcutta has been experiencing since Saturday is likely to continue for another 24 hours, the Met office has said.
“A cyclonic circulation over coastal Bengal has been triggering the showers by boosting the monsoon trough passing through Digha and Balasore in Odisha,” said Gokul Chandra Debnath, the director of the India Meteorological Department, Calcutta.
The weatherman said the city would receive “more or less the same amount of rain” on Monday as on Sunday — 14.9mm.
“The western districts, like the two Midnapores, will get more rain on Monday. Showers are also expected in Jharkhand because of the two wind systems,” said a Met department official.
The previous three months of the season had recorded deficit rainfall but September so far has an impressive surplus of 109 per cent.
The city in September gets an average of 312.6mm rain (according to data collated from 1971 to 2000). In the first nine days of the month, it has received 195.3mm of rain.
With the skies staying overcast for most part of Sunday, the mercury varied between 31.1 degrees Celsius (one point above normal) and 25.7 degrees (normal).
“The last three months were disappointing but if it rains like this, the season will end with a bang,” said a young New Alipore homemaker.