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Sunshine after soggy spell

The sun is set to assert its position in Calcutta’s sky on Monday and Tuesday after a wet and cloudy weekend.

The weather office said on Sunday the cyclonic circulation that was bringing rain for the past two days has moved towards north Bengal but its tail could trigger spells of light shower in some parts of the city in the next 48 hours.

Otherwise, the weather will be sunny and sultry. Day temperature is likely to soar to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday and shoot up to 34 degrees thereafter, a couple of rungs above normal.

The discomfort level would be high because of the soaring relative humidity, warned Met officials.

“An upper air cyclonic system that was drawing moisture from the Bay of Bengal and bringing rainfall to Calcutta has shifted towards north Bengal. For the next couple of days, rainfall would decrease in south Bengal,” Gokul Chandra Debnath, the director of the India Meteorological Department, Calcutta, said.

The city received downpours intermittently between Thursday and Saturday.

Meteorologists said there was no other weather system in the vicinity of Calcutta at the moment.

The monsoon trough connecting low-pressure points that was passing through Calcutta last week had moved north too.

The rain count was 80mm till Sunday, although the city has not experienced heavy rainfall in August, traditionally the second rainiest month of the year behind July.