TNN | Mar 18, 2017,KOLKATA: After a relatively dry and pleasant week, Kolkata is headed for a wet weekend. Thundershowers might strike the city on Saturday and Sunday under the influence of a low-pressure trough, which is now between north Bengal and Gangetic Bengal. Mercury might remain low due to the weekend showers, predicted met.
"Last week we had pre-monsoon thundershowers for three consecutive days. This week has been dry so far, but now there is a system in sight that might become active and could trigger spells of shower. It could happen either on Saturday or on Sunday," said GK Das, director, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC).
On Friday, the city recorded a maximum of 33.6 degree Celsius. Even though the day started on a gloomy note with dark clouds hanging low, it cleared up by late morning. Subsequently, the mercury climbed up making it warm. "It was a little warmer than the last few days. But the next 48 hours the maximum temperature could drop by a degree. Weekend will definitely remain pleasant," said Das.
Last week, south Bengal had moisture incursion happening from the Bay of Bengal. It contributed to the cloudy conditions and the formation of thunderclouds. Even though Holi remained dry, it rained on Sunday when the city celebrated Dol.