Rain brings temperature down
Parts of Calcutta received a sharp spell of rain in the afternoon on Monday. In some areas, the showers were accompanied by hailstorms.
The rain came from localised clouds, formed because of the pent-up heat and moisture in the atmosphere, said a Met official.
The conditions were not as windy as during the squall on Sunday. But two bouts of showers in two consecutive days brought temporary relief from the scorching conditions the city had been subjected to over the past few days.
The rain was sporadic on Monday. The Met office recorded 32mm of rain in Alipore between 4pm and 5.30pm. At the same time, Behala hardly got any showers. Areas like Kasba and Patuli got some rain, accompanied by a hailstorm.
The maximum temperature on Monday was 35.1 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 22.6 degrees, two notches below normal.
“There is very little chance of thundershowers over the next couple of days...,” said the Met official.
The city is yet to get its first Nor’wester this season.