Thundershower Likely To Hit Today


Kolkata: The month of April has been quite fruitful for the entire city with rains lashing the city from time to time. As there is again a possibility of thundershower in some parts of South Bengal districts, as predicted by the weather office.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said storm and thundershower with strong gusty wind may occur in some parts over South Bengal districts including Bankura, Barddhaman, East Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Purulia, South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore districts of West Bengal during the next 24 hours. There may be some cold spell in the city as well.

On Sunday, a cyclonic circulation was seen over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and its adjoining areas. An anti-cyclone was also seen over West Central Bay of Bengal which was providing moisture over the region. Along with this, a trough was also seen running from the cyclonic circulation across West Bengal. The trough was extending from Sub-Himalayan West Bengal to Odisha across Gangetic West Bengal.

Rains will be accompanied by strong winds, lightning and thunderstorm activities and will occur during the late afternoon hours only like a typical pre-monsoon characteristic.