Thundershower likely in parts of S Bengal districts in next 24 hours
Kolkata: There is 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.
The city dwellers have been witnessing pre-monsoon rains since a long time now. It may also be mentioned that the month of April has been quite fruitful for the entire city with rains lashing the city from time to time. The month began on a rainy note for both West Bengal as well as Odisha.
The people in the city may, however, feel sultry and discomfort during the afternoon. Weather experts predict thunder squall with wind speed exceeding 50 kmph along with lightning. Light to moderate rain is likely affect some parts of Kolkata and adjoining districts. According to an expert, these weather activities can be attributed to a multiple weather system which are affecting the weather of Kolkata. 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.
As a result, the city may witness scattered light rains during the next couple of days. The situation will be similar in various South Bengal districts as well.
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.
There was, however, a prediction of thundershower that had given a miss to the city till late Monday evening. Many parts of the city remained clouded since Monday afternoon but no major incidents of rains were reported.