Weatherman says rain will not dampen Holi spirit festivity

first_imgKolkata: Kolkatans may enjoy Holi without rain playing a spoilsport as the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicted no rainfall in the city on Thursday and Friday.According to the weather office prediction, there may be slight rainfall in some Western districts in the next 24 hours. The occurrence of rainfall can be attributed to the development of a confluence zone, which is due to an amalgamation of dry northwesterly winds with humid winds from anti-cyclone over Bay of Bengal. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”There is a possibility of isolated light rain in some parts Gangetic Bengal, which includes the districts of West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura. But, the city may stay dry in next two days as a result of which people will be able to enjoy Holi Festival with a great spirit,” a senior official at the weather office said. There were no winter rains in January. But, slowly weather activities picked up pace bringing in rain in the end of February. Following the same trend, rain continued in March in short intervals. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIncidentally, for the past few days, rain and thundershower intensified over some parts of Bengal, including the city. It was learnt that the state has received almost three times of normal rainfall during this period with 33.8 mm against its normal of 12.8 mm in March so far. The confluence zone that still exists over Bay of Bengal has weakened. It may be mentioned that in past few days the city and various South Bengal districts witnessed thunder shower accompanied with hailstorms. Some of the Western districts also received heavy rainfall during this period. There is a prediction of heavy rainfall in the coastal areas of Odisha in the next couple of days, the MeT office said. The temperature in the city may slightly go up in the city from Thursday. People may experience discomfort particularly during the daytime due to high level of humidity in the air.last_img