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Kolkata: Rain graced Kolkata and the adjoining districts for the second consecutive day today turning a tormenting weather into a pleasant one overnight.

Like Wednesday, the downpour started in Kolkata and the districts of North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, and East Midnapore around noon today and lasted for a good 20-30 minutes.

The downpour helped the maximum temperature in Kolkata to climb down to 34.6 degree Celsius as against 36.1 degree Celsius recorded on Wednesday, 39.6 degree Celsius recorded on Tuesday, and 40.6 degree Celsius recorded on Monday. That’s a straight climb down by six notches in just three days.

The Alipore Weather Observation Centre said that it has rained around 39 mm in Kolkata, 13 mm at Haldia, 10 mm at Kanthi, 11 mm at Digha, 9 mm at Diamond Harbour, and 4 mm at Canning.

Districts like Bankura and Birbhum also received a scant amount of rain in isolated areas. However, with the sky being overcast, the maximum temperature in Bankura today was only 33 degree Celsius as against the 41 degree Celsius and above which it was doing over the last one week or so.

A cyclonic circulation over northwest Uttar Pradesh to sub-Himalayan Bengal is triggering the rains and while a fast-improving progress of monsoon circulation is likely to cause more rains in all over Bengal all through the remaining days of this week, the weather office said.

In Kolkata, the sky will remain partly cloudy with intermittent rain or thundershower. The maximum and minimum temperature will be around 36 and 27 degree Celsius, respectively.