Rains with strong winds and lightning to lash Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Patna this week

April 15, 2019 1:34 PM |

Rain in Kolkata

Slowly and steadily another spell of pre-Monsoon rains are coming back towards East India. In last two days, activity has been on a lower side and was witnessed in isolated pockets only. Places like Bankura, Malda, Berhampore in Gangetic West Bengal and Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, and Purnia and Supaul in Bihar have witnessed isolated weather activities over a period of last two days.

As per the weather experts, similar pattern of isolated rains would be a sight today as well. While, April 16 onward, these isolated activities would eventually turn into moderate activities. Adding to this, all the three states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal would witness activities simultaneously on April 18 and 19. During this time, one can expect high velocity winds, lightning strikes with thunder squalls.

These activities are being witnessed in wake of a Cyclonic Circulation over East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Along with this, an Anti-Cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is feeding moisture to these states. There will be rain and thundershower activities over Northwest Plains on April 16 and 17. This weather system on traveling East would also act as a catalyst, thus resulting in good rain and thundershowers on April 18 and 19.

Kolkata , Shantiniketan, Malda, Diamond Harbour, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro, Patna and Gaya would be on a receiving end of these rains during this time.

Click here to check live lightning and thunderstorm across Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal:


The trio states have so far witnessed mild summers because of intermittent rain and thundershower activities. As of now, Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal are in large rainfall excess. However, in the absence of these weather activities, temperatures soared in last two days. Yesterday Gaya in Bihar recorded season’s highest at 42.1°C. Similarly, Jamshedpur and Daltonganj also recorded season’s highest so far at 40.4°C and 43.3°C, respectively.

The relief from high temperatures will be a sight on April 18 and 19 when simultaneous weather activities would be a sight. During this time, more of thunderstorm with strong winds of 50-60 kmph and lightning strikes will be seen.

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