Kolkata: Kolkata and various South Bengal districts may witness a thunderstorm on Wednesday evening, due to the impact of Nor’wester, Alipore Met office predicted. Some of the South Bengal districts have witnessed light rainfall accompanied with a strong breeze on Tuesday.
In East/Northeast India, a cyclonic circulation is over Assam and a trough is extending from this system up to North Coastal Odisha across Gangetic West Bengal. Thus, we expect rain and thundershowers over many parts of Northeast India. Isolated light rains may occur over West Bengal including Kolkata.
Officer Ganesh Kumar Das said, “From the direction of Midnapur, the clouds came forward towards the city. But it goes away to the Bay of Bengal. As a result, chances of storm in Kolkata are wasted. “
The people may get some temporary comfort from the scorching summer heat as the temperature may slide down by a few notches following the rains. The weather condition may start improving in the city from Thursday. It may be mentioned here that a thunderstorm had lashed various North Bengal districts on Tuesday morning, resulting in trees being uprooted. Due to the impact of the Nor’wester, thundershower took place in some parts of North Bengal, including Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
The sky became overcast in several parts of South Bengal in the afternoon as well. The mercury has started soaring in the past couple of days. On March 22, the city witnessed a sudden turn in the weather due to the advent of first Nor’wester of the season. The weather office prediction says that the maximum and minimum temperature will hover around 35 degree and 23 degree Celsius respectively, in the next few days. The temperature may see a sudden fall during night hours following the evening showers.