Between Rains: An overcast Kolkata skyline in between intermittent rains.
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In Photo: File photo of an overcast Kolkata sky. – Newsmen Photo.

By A Newsman

Kolkata, 10 August: AFTER a brief recess, monsoon rain is set to return to West Bengal skies in next 24-48 hours.

North Bengal region, in particular, will witness light to moderate rain today and on Tuesday; Kolkata may get a brief scattered shower this afternoon, weather experts have forecast. Most parts of Kolkata woke up to a partly cloudy sky this morning.

According to Alipore Meteorological Centre, two cyclonic formations are gathering in the north of Bay of Bengal and another formation is taking shape in the west-central direction.

The first two cyclonic formations are likely to merge in next 24-hours, triggering a low-pressure situation in most of the Bengal skies. The third cyclonic formation in west-central direction will add to the low pressure.

They will together cause light to moderate rains in the coastal areas of Bengal, including popular tourist spot Digha, and in most parts of north Bengal, today and on Tuesday. The sky in other parts of the state will remain overcast during the period.

Despite the possibility of rain, it will remain hot and humid, with the maximum temperature remaining up by 3 to 4 degree Celsius above normal throughout Bengal, the experts said.

The maximum temperature in Kolkata on Monday was 36.1 degree Celsius, up by 4 degrees; minimum temperature was 27.4 degree Celsius, up by 1 degree.