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Rain alert for 48 hrs

The city is likely to receive rain over the next two days, the Met office has said.

“A trough of low pressure has formed along the eastern coast from Andhra Pradesh to Bengal. Because of this Calcutta and its surroundings have been getting rain since Sunday. The system is likely to remain active for the next 48 hours,” said Gokul Chandra Debnath, director, India Meteorological Department, Calcutta.

The sky on Monday was overcast. The Alipore weather office recorded 50mm of rain between 2.30pm and 5.30pm but Dum Dum recorded only 3mm till 8.30pm.

Civic officials said the rain came mainly in two phases. In the first phase, from 6am to 8am, the Bondel area received as much as 69mm and Topsia 56mm of rain.

In the second phase, from 2pm to 4pm, Mominpur recorded 58mm, Jinjira Bazaar 39mm and Behala Flying Club 28mm of rain. The northern parts of the city, however, remained relatively dry.

The day’s maximum temperature fell from Sunday’s 32.4 degrees Celsius to 31.1.