Heavy rains likely in Kolkata, Midnapore, Bankura, Dinajpur and Malda around March 31

March 29, 2018 10:40 AM |

Rains to now reduce in Kolkata

Updated on March 29 at 11:40 am: During the last 24 hours, the state of West Bengal remained almost dry. As per Skymet Weather, a trough is expected to form from Uttar Pradesh to Manipur across West Bengal. During this time, easterly winds will start feeding moisture over the state leading to cloud formation.

As predicted, good pre-Monsoon rains will commence over the state including Kolkata on March 31. Thereafter, a cyclonic circulation is also expected to develop over Jharkhand and adjoining areas of West Bengal. Therefore, rains would increase in intensity over the central parts and Gangetic West Bengal. In fact, we expect heavy to very spells with chances of violent nor ‘westers over the state. By April 2, the intensity is likely to reduce but scattered showers will continue.

Updated on March 28 at 11:40 am: Weather remained mainly dry over West Bengal. As predicted by Skymet Weather, we expect heavy rains to lash the state including Kolkata around March 31.

Pre-Monsoon showers have been making an appearance over the state of West Bengal for the past few days. The last 24 hours were also not very different for the state.


In the last 24 hours from 8: 30 am on Monday, districts in Sub Himalayan West Bengal including Kalimpong and Darjeeling recorded light rainfall activity. In fact, the city of joy Kolkata also observed some thunderstorm activity.

As per Skymet Weather, the weather is expected to be almost dry over the state during the next 24 hours. However, isolated thunderstorm activity cannot be ruled out. Kolkata might also observe isolated rain or thundershower activity towards late evening hours. Moreover, the weather is likely to remain warm and hot during the day.

As per Skymet Weather, a trough is extending from Sub Himalayan West Bengal to Interior Odisha across Gangetic West Bengal. However, moisture incursion is not enough to induce good rainfall activity over the state. Therefore, only isolated activity is likely.

As per meteorologists, a cyclonic circulation is expected to form over the central parts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal around March 30 or March 31. In wake of the prevailing trough and the weather system which is expected to form many districts of the state would record good rains.

The intensity would be more over Gangetic West Bengal and the central districts such as Kolkata, Midnapore, Bankura, Dinajpur, and Malda. These heavy to very spells are expected to occur between March 31 and April 2.

Along with rains, gusty winds with frequent lightning strikes are expected which is a common phenomenon at this time. The state of West Bengal observes such weather activity as the Kal Baisakhi period is prevailing over the region

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