Temperatures dip slightly in Gangetic West Bengal

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Kolkata, May 5 (UNI) After last night squall and slight rain, that brought temperatures down a bit in the morning but fresh humid condition as day progressed made life unbearable to a greater extent in major parts of the city and neighbourhood.

Alipore Met office recorded a maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius, and minimum 24.2, two degrees below normal.

About 2.5 mm rain was recorded in the southern part of the city, and 21.0 mm in the northern parts, weathermen said.

Yesterday's squall in the city lasted few minutes with maximum wind speed being around 93 Kmph.

Maximum temperatures fell in most parts of Gangetic West Bengal, and in isolated parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal. They were appreciably low in a few areas of Gangetic plains of the state.

Met officials said that yesterday's trough of low pressure over the North Bay of Bengal persisted.

While both the gangetic and sub-Himalayan sections of the state are likely to experience rain or thundershowers in the next 24 hours, the met officials said that thunder squalls with wind speed between 50-60 kmph were also likely to occur at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during next 48 hours.

The maximum temperature in the city will hover around 36 degrees Celius.


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