Major Storm To Hit Bengal Within Few Hours


Kolkata: The city witnessed twin norwesters on Friday evening. Within 24 hours of it, the Alipore MET office has forecasted another storm on Saturday.

According to the MET, latest observations indicate that thundersquall wind speed exceeding 45 KMPH accompanied with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to affect some parts of Malda, Purulia, Bankura, West Bardhaman and Birbhum districts of West Bengal during next 2-3 hours.

A thunder squall, accompanied by lighting and moderate rain, lashed Kolkata and adjoining districts this (5 April) evening.

According to the weather office, the squall blew at a speed of 45-60 km an hour and thus, acquired the status of a nor’wester in some parts of Kolkata, Howrah, and North 24-Parganas.

The weather office has forecast similar intermittent squall and thundershower in most parts of the state, including Kolkata, until 10 April. This is due to a cyclonic circulation over southwest Jharkhand, Odisha, and Gangetic Bengal.