Kolkata: Latest Radar/ satellite observation(s) indicate that thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall very likely to occur over some parts of Birbhum, East & West Burdwan, Hoogly, Nadia and North 24 Parganas distts. of Gangetic West Bengal during next 2 hours from 14:00 hrs of Monday, 11th June’ 2018.
Lightning and moderate rainfall very likely to occur over some parts of Howrah, Kolkata , South & North 24 Parganas distts. of Gangetic West Bengal during next 2-3 hours.
Pre-monsoon showers, however, continued keep the heat at bay in Kolkata on Sunday when most parts of the city witnessed sharp intermittent rain.
The depression is likely to reach the Bangladesh coast by midnight on Sunday. “There is astrong possibility of this weather system moving over land by Monday. We can then ascertain other criteria before announcing the monsoon’s arrival,” said G K Das, director (weather) at Regional Meteorological Centre, Kolkata.
However, the Met office had predicted monsoon would hit Kolkata between June 9 and 11. It is still hoping for the northern limit of the southwest monsoon to reach by Monday, triggering the first shower of the monsoon.
Monsoon had hit the Kerala coast on May 29. The scheduled date of its arrival in Kolkata was June 10. But according to the Met office, a margin of three days is normal in the meteorological dictionary.
Last year, the southwest monsoon arrived in the city on June 12 while in 2016 and 2015, it arrived on June 17 and 20 respectively.
The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain for the day at a few places over coastal Karnataka, South interior Karnataka, Kerala, Konkan, Goa, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
Also, heavy rain is likely at isolated places over Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, the weatherman at the India Meteorological Department said.