Kolkata to remain ‘Wet’ in the next 48 hours


Kolkata: Even though the raincoats and the umbrellas are out, Kolkata seems to be enjoying the downpour marking a perfect time for the monsoon since the 1st week of July. Southwest Monsoon that has been active over East India since last few days has given good Monsoon rains in Kolkata in last 24 hours. With good rainfall since the beginning of July and more forecast for next 48 hours, the city of joy is expected to surpass its monthly average rainfall, smoothly. The city has recorded 190 mm rainfall during first the first week of the month.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, cyclonic circulation over Bihar and adjoining West Bengal has been giving good weather over the region including Kolkata. However, rainfall was patchy in Kolkata in past 2-3 days as other areas in the state were reording showers. The eastern end of the Monsoon trough over sub-Himalayan West Bengal is also contributing to the rainfall over Kolkata.Moreover, another cyclonic circulation that is present over North Bay of Bengal is likely to gain strength and intensify into low pressure area within next 48 hours or so that will once again increase the intensity of rain over Kolkata.