Kolkata: After days of scorching heat, a Nor’wester lashed over five districts in the Sunday evening. The Nor’wester, whose maximum speed has been recorded at 50 km per hour, lashed over the West Bengal. In the districts like Howrah, Hooghly, West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, and North Dinajpur, the thunderstorm accompanied by lightning struck in the evening.
The No’wester has facilitated the much-needed relief to Kolkata and West Bengal after days of scorching heat. It has, however, rained barely 3 mm in Kolkata and also in West Bengal. The sky will remain predominantly cloudy and light rain is expected to continue in several parts of West Bengal and adjoining areas of Sikkim. Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar might experience heavy thundery activity and showers, while few other places in West Bengal will receive moderate to heavy rainfall.
Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Purulia, and Bankura also witnessed massive thunderstorm accompanied by lightning. In Purulia, it was accompanied by hails as well. In North Dinajpur, four youths have been killed by lightning around 3 in the afternoon.
The Weather Observation Centre in Kolkata has forecast similar thunderstorm up to a speed of 60 kmph tomorrow.