The city continues to suffer from humid weather even though light rainfall was witnessed throughout the day. The low-pressure zone that has formed over Gangetic West Bengal and north-west Bay of Bengal will continue for the next five days, the Meteorological department said.
This low-pressure zone will cause light to moderate rainfall across the districts of South Bengal, including Kolkata. Several districts of West Bengal received heavy to light traces of rainfall today. Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms was witnessed in Haldia and Kalimpong with 24 mm and 15 mm of rainfall respectively.
Traces of rainfall were observed in Cooch Behar while Malda and Darjeeling witnessed 8 mm and 7 mm of rainfall correspondingly. The city experienced light to moderate rainfall of an overall 3.3 mm till 5.30 in the afternoon. The maximum temperature today stood at 33 degree celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degree celsius, respectively.
The maximum relative humidity touched 95 per cent, minimum relative humidity was recorded at 66 per cent. In north Bengal, the continuous rainfall accompanied by strong winds that has been occurring since last night has affected normal life. However, other than a report of a landslide at Giddha- Pahar in Kurseong, no major damage or casualties were reported.
The landslide, on NH55 near Devi Mandir, Giddha Pahar in Kurseong subdivision, took place in the morning today at around 9:30. It was learnt that boulders and rocks from the upslope suddenly crashed down on to the National Highway 55 and the adjacent railway tracks. It has affected road communication between Ghayabari-Mahanadi and Kurseong. The debris and boulders were later removed.