Monsoon Knocks On Kolkata Door, Heavy Rainfall Warning


Kolkata: According to the meteorologists, monsoon should hit Kolkata any day between June 8 and 10. The forecast from the Met office so far for the monsoon’s date with the city is between June 9 and 11.

Rainfall activity will increase over north West Bengal, Odisha, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya during next few days with occurrence of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall according to India Met Department.

A low-pressure area is likely to form over the North Bay on June 8. This system will act as a catalyst to bring in the monsoon rain.

The MeT officials on Thursday said rainfall activity will increase over West Bengal from June 8 and isolated heavy to very heavy rain will occur from June 9 in the coastal districts of Gangetic West Bengal.

Squally wind with speed reaching 40 to 50 km per hour, gusting to 60 kmph is very likely over north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh coasts.
The Met department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea along these areas from June 8 afternoon till further notification.

According to Met department, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on June 10, Sunday.

Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rains are expected to lash parts of Odisha, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Kerala on June 11, Monday.
Monsoon is expected to touch eastern states of India on Saturday. The weather department said a low pressure being formed in the Bay of Bengal will trigger the advance of Southwest Monsoon in West Bengal and Odisha from June 9.

The low pressure is likely to intensify into a depression by Saturday and move north-northwestwards across West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, the MeT department said and forecast isolated heavy rains in West Bengal and parts of Odisha from June 9.