Gangetic Bengal To Witness Rain, Mercury May Rise In Kolkata


Kolkata: The Regional Metereological Centre (RMC) Alipore, forecasted light to moderate rain in South Bengal districts on Wednesday. But the City of Joy may witness light rainfall which may trigger the mercury high accompanying humid weather condition.

Scorching heat to continue in Howrah, Hooghly, Purulia, Birbhum, Bankura, West Midnapore, East Bardhaman, West Bardhaman. The chance of rainfall equally prevailing in these districts. The presence of extra moisture will help to keep the sultry weather condition in Kolkata.

The highest temperature in Kolkata will be 35.9 degree celcius which is one degree higher than the normal and the lowest temperature will be 29. 1 degree celcius which is three degree higher than the normal. The highest moisture level will be 91 per cent and lowest will mark 63 per cent.

In contrast, the North Bengal’s districts will witness pleasant weather with intermittent rainfall over the last few days. As per the forecast, North Bengal will witness 30-60 kmph thunderstorm and light to heavy rains till 25 May.

A thunderstorm with the wind speed gusting up to 50 kmph and heavy rainfall is very likely on Wednesday in the districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, and Cooch Behar.

The mercury on Tuesday was up by 2 degree and lowest temperature respectively. The tormenting heat in Kolkata may leave discomfort level high and a sweaty day for its citizens.