Kolkata may get moderate rain today, says Met – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Even as a low-pressure area formed over northeast Bay of Bengal on Sunday and threatened to sail towards south Bengal triggering widespread rain, Kolkata remained cloudy in the morning. The city could receive moderate rain under the impact of the system on Monday, said weathermen.
With the sun blocked out, there was some relief from the sweltering heat with the maximum temperature plunging to 32.2°C on Sunday. Later in the afternoon, though, the cloud cover receded. But the city and its neighbouring districts are set to be lashed by heavy showers on Monday, it was warned.
‘Enhanced rainfall activity’ was predicted by the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) till Tuesday. “We expect moderate rain in Kolkata between Monday and Tuesday. The rain will continue and could be heavy in the western districts and in north Bengal till September 24,” said RMC director G K Das. According to an RMC bulletin, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places in West Midnapore, Jhargram and Bankura on Monday”. Heavy rain was predicted in Birbhum, East and West Burdwan and Murshidabad as well.
The city, though, could be spared heavy showers. “As of now, Kolkata seems to be headed for moderate showers on Monday. It will remain cloudy and pleasant, though, with maximum temperature hovering around 30°C. The cloud cover could persist on Tuesday with intermittent light showers,” said Das.
While the RMC had earlier predicted gusty winds and possibility of heavy rain in Kolkata, the prediction was revised on Sunday. “The low-pressure has altered its course a little and will now move along the south of Kolkata at some distance. This has reduced the impact and heavy showers seem unlikely. But there could still be gusty winds blowing at 20-30kmph,” said Das.
The low pressure will sail past Kolkata and move westward towards Birbhum, Bankura and Purulia. It will eventually move into Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, the CESC sent messages to consumers in Kolkata on Sunday asking them to “avoid proximity to electric poles and pillar boxes” for safety.

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