first_imgKolkata: The City of Joy will receive light spells of rain on the day of Saraswati Puja due to western disturbances, predicted the Alipore Meteorological Department on Thursday.”There is a possibility of light rainfall in Kolkata on Saraswati Puja. Due to western disturbances, all the districts of north Bengal will also receive some amount of rainfall which will reduce the temperature in the area,” said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe further stated that apart from rainfall occurring in certain areas of Sikkim and Darjeeling, there is also a possibility of snowfall in high-altitude areas on February 8 and 9.While some areas in South Bengal will also witness light spells of rain, almost all areas of North Bengal are set to receive light to heavy rainfall.In Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, and Birbhum there is also a possibility of hailstorms accompanied by thunder. The temperature will also rise slightly in the state for the next few days from February 8.”The western disturbances are causing a hindrance to northern winds and hence, the temperature in the city will keep on increasing. The minimum temperature will be somewhere close to 16 degrees Celsius,” Bandyopadhyay said.The weather condition is set to get back to normal after Saraswati Puja and it is likely to be dry with no signs of rainfall as predicted by the Alipore Meteorological Department.last_img

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