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Leher lingers in city before cool spell

Calcutta, Nov. 30: The residual impact of Cyclone Leher continued to keep Calcutta warm today but the mercury is expected to dip from Monday.

“With a gradual reduction in humidity, the north wind flow is expected to accelerate again from tomorrow. The weather is going to improve through the day, even though it is not likely to become normal,” said Gokul Chandra Debnath, the director of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore.

“The minimum temperature should drop by three or four degrees by Monday. After that, in the absence of newer formations, there will be a slow but steady drop in the mercury for some time,” he added.

The minimum temperature today rose to 20.5C, four notches above normal. Although the maximum was normal at 29.5 degrees, the relatively high humidity ensured that the day was not cool and pleasant as it should have been at this time of the year.

The maximum humidity was 91 per cent, much above the usual 60-70 per cent in end-November.