West Bengal witnesses record rainfall this March, Holi too be a rainy affair

March 19, 2019 12:36 PM |

Rain in Kolkata to start any time now

Winter rains did not perform well in West Bengal during the beginning of the season. In fact, the state was rain deficient during the first half of January. But slowly weather activities picked up pace and by February end the entire state had become largely rain excess.

Following the same trending in March also, rains continued with short breaks in between. Moreover, for the last two to three days, rain and thundershower activities of varying intensity are going on over parts of West Bengal including Kolkata.

In the wake of these rains, as of March 18, the state has received almost three times the double rains with 33.8 mm against its normal of 12.8 mm. This has made the state largely rain surplus with 168%.

The occurrence of these rains can be attributed to the development of confluence zone, amalgamation of dry northwesterly winds with humid winds from anti-cyclone over Bay of Bengal.

Now, rains will reduce in terms of intensity and spread over most parts of West Bengal. However, during the next 24 hours, isolated light rains will occur in parts of Gangetic West Bengal such as Digha, Midnapore, Diamond Harbour and Kolkata.

Thereafter, as the current confluence zone will weaken, rains will also start vacating the eastern parts of India including West Bengal and its capital city Kolkata. We can also say that this time, Holi will be a rainy affair for few parts of Gangetic West Bengal.

Image Credit: Pininterest

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

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
@Bala11447440 11,619.4 mm
Monday, June 17 11:59Reply
@iamnikhar Not today
Monday, June 17 11:53Reply
RT @CNBCTV18News: #OnCNBCTV18 | GP Sharma, @SkymetWeather says don’t see any recovery in #monsoon for next week or so; Monsoon has been slu…
Monday, June 17 11:53Reply
#Rajasthan: #Duststorm and #thundershowers with gusty winds will occur over #Alwar, #Bharatpur, Bundi, #Churu, Daus… t.co/7IT1sIG8tE
Monday, June 17 11:46Reply
At present, #Cherrapunji in the #Meghalaya is the rainiest place in India with 359 mm of rainfall. t.co/sFMXoCUxuA
Monday, June 17 11:24Reply
Widespread #rains are likely over many parts #Saurashtra and #Kutch and South #Rajasthan on June 17 and 18. t.co/7lMHpmvpHG
Sunday, June 16 21:37Reply
17 जून का मौसम पूर्वानुमान: चक्रवात वायु के कारण गुजरात में तेज़ हवाओं के साथ बारिश t.co/j2TSVaQLL3
Sunday, June 16 21:35Reply
#Weather in #Maharashtra: #Rain in #Pune, #Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara to continue, despite #CycloneVayu moving awa… t.co/oGIyW28RTI
Sunday, June 16 19:45Reply
Top 10 Rainiest Places in India on Sunday t.co/oB6SeeKvlz #Rain #Assam #Tezpur
Sunday, June 16 19:31Reply

latest news

USAID Skymet Partnership

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try