South Bengal districts including Kolkata to receive heavy downpour over one week
With two back-to-back low-pressure systems forming over the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rain in the districts of south Bengal, including Kolkata, over the next one week.
Kolkata: The sky will be cloudy all day on Friday (August 21). It has been raining in West Bengal since Thursday (August 20) due to low pressure over the north Bay of Bengal, resulting in breach of embankments in coastal areas of South 24 Parganas. Many houses and shops have been damaged due to this heavy rain. The depression in the north-west Bay of Bengal is clearly visible on the coast of Orissa. There is a chance of major depression in the next 24 hours.
A low-pressure system will form over the North-West Bay of Bengal on Sunday. As a result, heavy rains are forecasted at the beginning of next week. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. The temperature has dropped considerably after the morning rain. At 8:10 am, the temperature in the city was 26 degrees Celsius.
According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature on Friday (August 21) was 29 degrees Celsius. 3 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature is 25.5 degrees Celsius, 1 degree below normal. Relative maximum humidity is 97% and a minimum of 93%. The maximum temperature on Thursday (August 20) was 31.2 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature is 25.7 degrees Celsius, 1 degree below normal. The maximum relative humidity is 97% and a minimum of 81%.
The minimum temperature in Kolkata on Monday (August 17) was 27.3 degrees Celsius, 1 degree higher than normal. The maximum temperature was 32.1 degrees Celsius. The maximum relative humidity at 95% with the minimum at 73%.
There has been constant rain in South Bengal districts. The depression in the north-west Bay of Bengal is clearly evident on the coast of Orissa. Houses in Kakdwip have been submerged due to river erosion. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rains in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, East, and West Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Purulia, Jhargram, and Bankura. Rain will increase in Gangetic West Bengal from Sunday (August 23).
Heavy downpour is likely in coastal districts like South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore on Sunday (August 23). Rains are expected in almost all the districts of West Bengal on Monday (August 24). Due to low pressure, rains will continue in West Bengal till August 25.