Kolkata: Southwest Monsoon has been splashing rains over the state of West Bengal including Kolkata. The Alipore Meteorological Department said that there is likely to be heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. The month of July has witnessed continuous rains on and off rains. Kolkata has also surpassed its monthly mean rainfall a week before due to these hefty rains.
However, the intensity of rains have been of varying light to moderate intensity, at times even heavy showers were witnessed over most districts of West Bengal including Kolkata.
The last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Saturday also heavy rains were witnessed in Kolkata. Alipur observatory in Kolkata recorded 61 mm of rain splashing rain and Dumdum witnessed 31 mm of rain.
The reason for these rains can be attributed to the multiple weather systems over the region. An axis of Monsoon trough is passing from Jaisalmer, the center of Low’s, East Rajasthan, Sidhi, Bankura, Canning and is moving towards east southeastwards to the northeast Bay of Bengal. A cyclonic circulation is over Bangladesh, West Bengal and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal.