The city of Kolkata has had a good September in terms of rainfall. There are very few non rainy days, and on most occasions the capital city of West Bengal has witnessed rainfall of varied intensity.
For the past couple of days, century rains have been lashing different parts of Kolkata. For instance, a day before it was the Alipore observatory which witnessed over 100 mm of rain. On the other hand, in the last 24 hours from 8:30 a.m., it has been the Dum Dum observatory which has recorded 134 mm of rainfall.
These rainfall activities have resulted in localised waterlogging and traffic chaos throughout the city. Moreover, this has been one of the rainiest weeks for Kolkata this season wherein the city has recorded over 300 mm of rains in a weeks’ time between Sep 15 and 21.
Talking about rain statistics, Alipore Observatory has recorded 454.6 mm of rains so far in September, which happens to be the highest in a decade. The city had recorded 439 mm of rains in the month of September. Meanwhile, the monthly average for Kolkata stands at 318.1 mm. Dum Dum Airport this season has also seen close to 400 mm of rains.
A fresh low pressure area has formed over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Bay of Bengal. Thus, these rainfall activities are expected to continue over Kolkata for the next few days. Moreover, the city may see rains until the end of the month as well.