The first rainy spell this month caught many people off guard on the first day of the week. It rained almost throughout Sunday night and in multiple spells during the course of the day. A fresh spell started around 8.30pm on Monday.
In Kolkata, the conditions are likely to remain overcast till Wednesday.
“Rain is very likely in the next two days. But not heavy rain,” said G.K. Das, director of the India Meteorological Department, Kolkata.
St Xavier’s College could not hold “day and evening” classes.
Classes of the BCom (honours) in the morning session were held. Classes will be held as usual on Tuesday, the principal said.
Attendance was also thin in Scottish Church College because of the rain, said a college official. The city received around 45mm of rain between 8.30pm on Sunday and 8.30pm on Monday, the wettest 24 hours so far this month, the Met office said.
In Met parlance, 60mm of rain in 24 hours qualifies as heavy.
The depression that triggered the showers weakened into a “well-marked low-pressure area” and was stationed over Madhya Pradesh on Monday morning, said a Met bulletin.
“The monsoon trough is passing through Odisha. But a secondary trough extends from the low-pressure area in Madhya Pradesh to the Bay. Jharkhand and Gangetic Bengal are under the trough,” he said.