The people of Kolkata experienced much relief on Monday after the gusty winds of the Nor’wester or Kalbaishakhi hit the city on Sunday evening. The city received a total of 8.8 mm rainfall on Monday while the storm uprooted several trees and damaged overhead wires.

The sky on Tuesday remained partly cloudy for most part of the day while the mercury foundered to 30.4 (-5) degree Celsius. The lowest temperature recorded at 19.6 (-5) degree Celsius was also very relieving.

The relative humidity rose to 98 per cent while the lowest relative humidity was 45 per cent, said Met officials.. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) meanwhile went on a war footing on Monday to mend damages made by the Nor’wester.

The storm that hit the city on Sunday caused considerable amount of damage to the overhead wires while it uprooted trees at various points in the city. The KMC control room had been kept open to monitor the situation while workers were deployed at different places in the city to clear the uprooted trees that had blocked the roads.

As per the data shared by the KMC control room, a total number of around eight trees were uprooted in the city while some bylanes were blocked by tree logs. Some of the areas where the incidents occurred are ~ Garia, Raja Dinendra Street, near PG Hospital and several others. Most of the uprooted trees have already been cleared by the KMC workers, said KMC