Rains in West Bengal to take a backseat, rise in maximums expected

December 19, 2018 12:29 PM |


The state of West Bengal was highly rain deficit since this October. However, Cyclone Phethai which moved across the states of Odisha and West Bengal gave widespread rains over the same. In the past 24 hours also, the remnants of this system gave rains over West Bengal. As per the records and weathermen at Skymet, December 18 was possibly the rainiest day for the state of Gangetic West Bengal against the normal of 0.1 mm, which is thousand times more than normal.

Prior to this, cyclone Titli also moved across the parts of Odisha and then West Bengal. It then gave 16.1 mm of rains on October 11. This figure has been overtaken and has certainly reduced the overall deficiency for this season. Earlier the deficiency was 53% and now it has come down to 41%. This seems to be a significant drop.

The passage of this system has given widespread rainfall but now rains here are light to moderate in nature. These light and moderate rains are further expected to reduce deficiency by five to six percent.

Since last two days, day temperatures were running far below normal. For instance, Kolkata recorded almost 8°C below normal against the maximums in high 20s which has come under 20s. However, the minimums were on a higher end. Now, the temperature reversal is all set to take place, wherein day temperatures will rise appreciably, and night temperatures will fall by 1-2°C. Day temperatures are expected to rise by 5-6 °C.

In coming 24 hours, clearance in weather will be seen. In wake of this system, winds from Indo-Gangetic plains will sweep into the state of West Bengal. Clear sky with plenty sunshine will help in rising the day temperatures. Such weather conditions will prevail for a week or so.

Image Credit: Tourism of India

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to skymetweather.com

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
t.co/bK1HmxQajm मध्य प्रदेश, महाराष्ट्र, ओड़ीशा, उत्तर प्रदेश में होगा भीषण गर्मी का तांडव
Sunday, May 26 18:45Reply
t.co/GABNTPg3AG Rain in #Northeast, #Sikkim and #West #Bengal to continue with reduced intensity
Sunday, May 26 18:00Reply
#Temperature pattern will increase over #Madhya Pradesh during next few days due to #dry #winds and clear #skies. T… t.co/9cRvKnynrj
Sunday, May 26 17:30Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: लू का शिकंजा अब महाराष्ट्र और मध्य प्रदेश के साथ-साथ उत्तर प्रदेश, राजस्थान, हरियाणा और पंजाब पर भी कसेगा t.co/8Xk…
Sunday, May 26 17:08Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: भारी बारिश के कारण एक बार फिर त्रिपुरा बाढ़ की मार झेल रहा है। यहां बाढ़ के कारण उत्तरी त्रिपुरा, उनाकोटी और धलाई जिलों के…
Sunday, May 26 17:08Reply
RT @SkymetMarathi: विदर्भ, मध्य महाराष्ट्र, तेलंगाणा, रायलसीमा, ओडिशा, झारखंड, राजस्थान, मध्य प्रदेश आणि दक्षिण उत्तर प्रदेश मध्ये उष्णतेची…
Sunday, May 26 17:06Reply
Weather Alert for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu: Rain and thundershowers with gusty winds will occur over Tumkur, Coimba… t.co/gDNMlHTm1Y
Sunday, May 26 17:03Reply
Weather Alert for #Karnataka and #Tamil Nadu: Rain and thundershowers with gusty winds will occur over Bangalore, B… t.co/BgePbFbu5U
Sunday, May 26 17:02Reply
#Heat wave like conditions would be spreading over to few more parts of #northwest and #central India. t.co/SHjJwMNvco
Sunday, May 26 16:45Reply
#Rain and thundershowers will continue in many parts of #Northeast India. t.co/S4gpHFoBEl
Sunday, May 26 16:00Reply

latest news

USAID Skymet Partnership

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try