The city finally got a break from the sweltering heat with moderate rainfall throughout the day. The monsoon which was subdued in the Gangetic West Bengal, has been activated after today’s downpour, confirmed an official of the Met department.

According to the official, a cyclonic circulation is likely to form in the northern parts of West Bengal on 26 July. Under the influence of the circulation, a low pressure area is expected to form in the coastal areas of West Bengal tomorrow, which may induce a storm with wind speed exceeding 45kmph.

As per the official, fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea from 26 July and the ones who are already in deep sea, are advised to return to coast by tomorrow evening.

In the next 48 hours, districts of Gangetic West Bengal will receive heavy rainfall. Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation, coastal districts of Gangetic West bengal, East and West Midnapore and Jhargram is expected to receive heavy rainfall ranging between 7-20 cm. North and South 24-Parganas, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Murshidabad and Burdwan have also been warned of heavy downpour in the next 24 hours, added the official.

The citizens felt respite as the city received precipitation today after one of the hottest months. According to the official, rainfall received in areas in the city – Joka 38.6 mm,Dhapa 5.3 mm,Ultadanga 5.0 mm, Patuli 2.8 mm and Ballygunge 1.0 mm. The maximum and minimum temperature ranged between 34 degree Celsius and 26 degree Celsius. The humidity ranged between 86 per cent and 60 per cent