Heavy Rains Likely To Lash In Bengal


Kolkata: A high possibility of rain and thunderstorm in the city and south Bengal likely to lash soon. The Met department warned of severe thunderstorm coupled with high-speed winds in large parts of West Bengal till Sunday.

Heavy rain accompanied with hailstorm, high-speed winds with speed reaching up to 60 km per hour are likely to affect districts like Burdwan, Midnapore,Howrah, Hooghly.

A cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand and Gangetic Bengal and a trough of low pressure stretching from the eastern parts of Bihar to southern Odisha and passing through Bengal are likely to bring rain to the city.

The maximum temperature on Friday was 33.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. The minimum was 26.7 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

North Bengal saw hailstorms and thundershowers on Friday. The Met office has forecast squalls over the weekend in Bankura, Birbhum, East and West Burdwan, Murshidabad, Nadia, Jhargram, Purulia, East and West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly and North and South 24-Parganas districts.