Brace for another cyclonic circulation this weekend in Kolkata – Times of India

Kolkata News
KOLKATA: A day after Kolkata was left submerged by a cyclonic circulation, the Met office has predicted another one that is set to develop this weekend. But the impending weather system may not have the same impact on the weather in Kolkata as Monday’s circulation, said weathermen.
The next one could form over east-central Bay of Bengal on September 25 and move towards northwest Bay — a trajectory which is likely to see it strike the Odisha coast rather than south Bengal. Kolkata could still feel an impact on September 26.

“It is still too early to predict the extent to which it will affect the weather in Kolkata. But going by the likely direction, the city and south Bengal may not receive heavy rain,” said Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) director GK Das.
Kolkata received light drizzles on Tuesday morning. Some areas, however, received a moderate downpour in the evening.
Meanwhile, the cyclonic circulation that had triggered 142 mm rain on Monday making it the rainiest September day since September 25, 2007 moved towards West Midnapore on Tuesday as a low-pressure area. Even though it was travelling further westward towards Jhargram, Purulia and Bankura, the low-pressure continued to pull in a great deal of moisture from the sea.
“This triggered light to moderate rain in Kolkata and the surrounding districts in the evening. The western districts received heavy rain and will continue to be lashed by showers till the circulation passes into Jharkhand,” added Das.
The Met office, though, predicted a relatively ‘dry weather’ from Wednesday to Friday. “Barring an occasional drizzle and light monsoon rain, Kolkata may not have heavy showers. In fact, the temperature may go up a few notches,” said Das.