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Rain and strong winds to hit Kolkata, Darjeeling and Badipara

April 6, 2019 2:24 PM |

Rain in West Bengal and Odisha

Kal Baisakhi is now active in parts of Odisha and West Bengal. A trough is seen extending from Northwest India up to North Bay of Bengal across Jharkhand and West Bengal. At present, the trough is in the westerlies (A high-level trough) running from North Bihar up to North Odisha and is likely to shift further eastward. In last 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday most parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha have witnessed rain and thundershower activities with strong gusty winds and lightning.

In the coming 24-48 hours, these pre-Monsoon activities would now be seen over North and South Bengal like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Contai, Digha and Canning. To begin with rainfall will be light, picking up pace after 24 hours.

This weather activity in terms of rain would be moderate in nature with isolated heavy spells being witnessed at one or two places. Thunder squalls would also be a sight with wind speed reaching up to 60 kmph. This spell of rain will not have a strong bearing on the day temperatures of the region as pre-Monsoon activities usually happen during late afternoon or evening hours.

Moderate rain and thundershower activities with strong winds will be seen over Kolkata, Purulia and Bardhaman in West Bengal. Similar weather conditions will be witnessed in Badipara, Keonjhargarh, Sambalpur, Balasore and Bhadrak in Odisha for 24-48 hours.

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