The sun shone bright over Calcutta for the first time in six days on Monday as the weather systems that had been triggering showers have either weakened or moved away.
The Met office has predicted the weather would be mostly dry and sunny for at least the next two days.
The maximum temperature, which had been normal or a touch below normal over the past few days, rose a degree above normal to 33.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. On Sunday, the maximum was 31.5.
“The relative humidity on Monday ranged between 98 and 65 per cent. If a low-pressure zone does not develop soon, the sultriness will increase,” said a senior official of the India Meteorological Department.
A low-pressure area that brought rain last week to south Bengal has moved west and a cyclonic circulation that had formed over the state has weakened.
“Satellite pictures do not show any low-pressure area or cyclonic circulation at the moment and none is likely to form in the next couple of days,” said a weather scientist. “The monsoon trough has moved from Bengal to Odisha. But there is still some flow of moisture from the sea, resulting in cloud formation over the city and its adjacent areas.”
It had rained daily from Monday to Sunday, with the Alipore Met office recording 182.4mm of shower during the period.