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Lightning strikes, hailstorm and intense rain in Kolkata and parts of West Bengal today

January 3, 2020 2:10 PM |

Rain in Kolkata

Kolkata and nearby areas of Gangetic West Bengal is all set to record rain and thundershowers for the second consecutive day on Friday. In fact, Kolkata is already reporting rain and thundershowers since early afternoon hours.

Thick clouding is indicating that the state capital and parts of Gangetic West Bengal are likely to record some intense showers any time now. These rains would also be accompanied with lightning strikes and strong winds. Hailstorm is also a possibility.

Light to moderate rain and thundershowers were recorded during the last 24 hours, wherein Burdwan recorded  27 mm of rains, Purulia 18 mm, Bankura 17 mm, Kolkata 9 mm, Contai 6 mm, and Midnapore 5 mm. According to weathermen, similar weather activity is likely to continue today as well. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers with some short spell of intense showers are likely to lash Gangetic West Bengal on January 3.

At present, a confluence zone is persisting from Gangetic West Bengal to South Odisha, wherein humid southeasterly winds from Bay of Bengal are merging with dry and cold winds from northwest. This zone is responsible for these rains over Gangetic West Bengal as well as Kolkata.

Intermittent spells of rain and thundershower with gusty winds are likely at many places associated with hailstorm at few places will continue over Bankura, Barddhaman, Birbhum, Haora, Hugli, Kolkatta, Murshidabad, Nadia, North Twenty Four Parganas, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Puruliya and South Twenty Four Parganas the districts of Gangetic of West Bengal during next 12-18 hours.

According to Skymet Weather, although confluence zone is likely to become insignificant by tomorrow but isolated rains would continue over Kolkata and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal. Weather is likely to go clear up by January 5 and dry weather would prevail thereafter.

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