Heavy rains accompanied with thunderstorms predicted in Kolkata, north and south Bengal likely to be flooded
The weather department has predicted chances of rain with thunderstorms in Kolkata. On Wednesday (September 23), there will be cloudy skies and thunderstorms in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, and parts of Medinipur.
Kolkata: Cloudy skies and thunderstorms will be witnessed in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and parts of Medinipur on Wednesday (September 23). The humidity level will rise if there is more water vapor.
The low pressure is detected in North Orissa and North-West Bay of Bengal. Scattered rains are forecasted in the adjoining districts of Orissa and the western districts. A lot of water vapor is entering North Bengal from the Bay of Bengal. As a result, four to five more days of heavy rains are forecasted in North Bengal.
Warning of heavy rain in North Bengal. Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Kochbihar, Jalpaiguri North and South Dinajpur will have thunderstorms along with heavy rain. Yellow alert has been issued in Malda.
Meanwhile, more than 200 mm of rain is expected in Darjeeling, Jalpaigur, and Kochbihar. Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Kochbihar and Jalpaiguri on Wednesday (September 23) received continuous rain. Warning of heavy rain from Thursday (September 24) to Saturday (September 26) in the top five districts of North Bengal (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Kochbihar, Jalpaiguri) has been issued.
Scattered heavy rains are expected in one or two western districts of South Bengal. Chances of rain with cloudy skies and thunderstorms in other districts including Kolkata have been predicted.
Heavy rains are expected in Birbhum, Murshidabad, Bankura, and West Midnapore in South Bengal on Wednesday (September 23). Fishermen have been banned from venturing into the sea as strong winds of 45 to 55 kmph (kilometer per hour) will blow along the coast. The water level of the rivers of North Bengal will rise which might flood low-lying areas.
According to the weather reports, the maximum temperature in the city on Wednesday (September 23) is 31.5 degrees Celsius. This temperature is one degree below normal. The minimum temperature is 25.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum relative humidity is 98% and the minimum relative humidity is 76%.