17mm rain in Kolkata; Met spies more showers till weekend – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Intermittent showers left several parts of Kolkata drenched on Wednesday even as local clouds, generated by moisture from the Bay of Bengal, led to thunderstorms in the city and its neighbouring districts. While the cyclonic circulation has now weakened into a low-pressure system, which triggered a deluge in Kolkata on Monday, and moved away towards Jharkhand, it continued to attract moisture that led to thunderstorms, said the Met officials. Showers will continue in Kolkata till the weekend when another cyclonic circulation that has developed over Bay of Bengal near Myanmar is set to strike the region.
“When a big system like the cyclonic circulation that had hit the city on Monday passes away, it keeps pulling in moisture from the sea. This led to the formation of local clouds that led to rain in south and central Kolkata on Wednesday. But the showers were more intense in south Kolkata than north,” said Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) director G K Das.
Thunderstorms, however, also struck Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas and Hooghly.
Kolkata received 17mm rain till 5.30pm. South and central Kolkata received frequent and intense spells through the day even as the northern parts of the city received drizzles.
Meanwhile, another cyclonic circulation has formed near the Myanmar coast and adjoining Gulf of Martaban. It will reach northeast and east-central Bay of Bengal as low-pressure by Friday evening. “It will head either towards the Odisha coast or the Bengal-Bangladesh coast over the subsequent 48 hours,” Das added.

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