WB To Witness Monsoon Onset In Mid-June: MeT

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Kolkata: Monsoon is expected to enter West Bengal by the middle of June, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Thursday. Meanwhile, various South Bengal districts continue to receive pre-monsoon rains bringing down the mercury by a few notches.

The MeT office predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in various South Bengal districts for the next 48 hours. A scattered rainfall lashed various parts of South Bengal on Thursday as it was predicted by the weather office

According to the MeT office prediction, the monsoon is expected to enter the state after June 15. It will hit Kerala on June 8-9. It will take around a week to reach the state, the weather office presumes. Heavy showers coupled with thunderstorm are expected to hit the districts such as North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah and East Midnapore in the next 24 hours. There will be heavy showers in North Bengal districts as well.

“The mercury is expected to remain below normal both in North and South Bengal districts giving a relief to the people from the hot and humid condition. The discomfort by the high level of humidity will also reduce to intermittent rainfall in the next couple of days. People will experience a pleasant weather,” a weather official said.