Kolkata: Having bathed first this monsoon than other parts of the state, Kolkata will now have to wait for at least a week to witness another downpour.
This is even as most parts of north Bengal are expected to get rains over the next two days and so will a handful of districts in south Bengal.
The Alipore Weather Observation Centre today said that Kolkata and the most districts in south Bengal are unlikely to get rains over the next one week due to the weakening of monsoon circulation.
On and above this, a western disturbance over the Bay of Bengal is hindering the formation of a low pressure, which is a precursor to rain.
No wonder, Kolkata today saw the maximum temperature shooting up to 37.1 degree Celsius, up by three notches. The minimum temperature went up to 29.1 degree Celsius, which was above two notches than normal.
The met office has forecast that the weather in Kolkata will be humid and discomforting for the next seven days. The maximum temperature will hover around 38 degree Celsius.
North Bengal, on the other hand, is likely to witness moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorm over the next two days due to a cyclonic circulation over Sikkim. This holds especially true for Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, and Alipurduar. In fact, it has rained in Malda today.