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Kolkata rains to scale down now

September 20, 2017 2:31 PM |

Thunderstorm, rain may affect Kolkata anytime soon


Monsoon rains have been lashing heavily over the eastern state of West Bengal from the last 3-4 days. While the rain intensity over Gangetic West Bengal was more as compared with those over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal.

In the last 24 hours also, rains to the tune of light to moderate with isolated heavy showers were observed by parts of West Bengal. Within the span of the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Tuesday, Diamond Harbor recorded 79 mm of rains, Bagati 36 mm, Contai 34 mm, Midnapore 29 mm, Kolkata 29 mm, Cooch Behar 20 mm, Jalpaiguri 16.8 mm and Burdwan recorded 13 mm of rains.

As per Skymet Weather, a Low-Pressure Area persisted over Jharkhand and the adjoining regions. Due to the proximity of this system and due to the axis of Monsoon trough traveling through east central Bay of Bengal, good rains with a few heavy spells occurred over West Bengal.


However, now Skymet Weather, predicts that this weather system is likely to move towards the west. In the wake of this, the rainfall intensity is expected to reduce over many parts of West Bengal. On account of the rainfall reduction, the temperatures may rise and uneasy weather condition will prevail for the next 2-3 days.

Also Read: IND V AUS: Kolkata Rains May Not Cause Much Hindrance To 2nd ODI

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However, isolated thunderclouds are possible due to the local development of thunderclouds. Hence while, Indians are keeping a close watch for the weather conditions across Kolkata for the second ODI to be played between the India and Australia, forecast of light rains will be a huge sigh of relief.

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