Rains To Drench Kolkata, West Bengal


Kolkata: The month of April sets base for Pre-Monsoon heat in the city of Kolkata. These heat spells get a break due to stormy rains.

On Saturday, a combination of two weather systems – a trough of low pressure from Rajasthan to Jharkhand and a cyclonic circulation from central Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh – led to the formation of thunderclouds over Chhotanagpur Plateau.

The clouds moved towards the city over the next two hours, passing by Bankura, Burdwan and Midnapore. “A strip reached Calcutta. It skirted the city, leading to rain in some pockets, mainly in the north,” meteorologist Das said.

The city has been witnessing better weather conditions during the evening and late-night hours. Due to this, a slight relief is seen in terms of weather conditions during the evening hours.

In fact, rain and thundershowers associated with squall and storm at some parts over Bankura, Barddhaman, East Midnapore, Haora, Hugli, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Purulia, South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore districts of the state in some time.

The Alipore weather department has almost ruled out the possibility but predictions and trust – especially in matters meteorological – seldom go hand in hand.