West Bengal may face heavy rain today due to the twin Whirlwind.
Rains are expected in most districts of South Bengal, including Kolkata, on Saturday and Friday. Due to this, Kolkata’s weather and its surroundings will be cloudy all day. Therefore, light to heavy rainfall may occur in some areas.
However, due to a large amount of water vapor in the air, the people of Bengal will be overwhelmed by the scorching heat.
According to the Alipore Meteorological Department, two whirlwinds have formed along the coast of Saurashtra and the Bay of Bengal. So it is raining in the districts. However, there is no forecast for heavy rain in Bengal.
Right now, there is a cyclone in Saurashtra off the coast of Gujarat. This state is North Bengal. This axis runs from Daltonganj, Malda, to Manipur.
A large amount of water vapor is entering the state with the southeast wind. The effect of which is creating the possibility of rain from storm clouds.
In addition, another cyclone has formed in the west-central Bay of Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu’s coast. This cyclone will turn into a depression on Monday.
Weather forecast in North and South Bengal
Moderate to heavy rains are likely in the next 24 hours in five districts of North Bengal. The rain will subside again from Sunday.
There will be sporadic rains in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar. Meanwhile, there is no possibility of heavy rain in South Bengal at this time.
The water vapor will fill the south wind and create local thunderstorms. As a result, there will be scattered rain throughout the day.
Since there is more water vapor in the air, the sensation of steam will increase when the sun rises. The temperature will rise in the southern districts.
Kolkata Weather Today
The sky in Kolkata will also be partly cloudy on Saturday. There will be scattered rain in the city from the morning, although it will not be muggy.
The maximum temperature will be 34.5 degrees Celsius, which is two degrees higher than usual.
The minimum temperature is 26.3 degrees Celsius, which is one degree higher than average.
The relative humidity in the air is 94 percent. As a result, there will be discomfort due to humidity in Kolkata and the suburbs.
The temperature of the mercury can also rise with the palla.
The driest August of the decade
Meanwhile, according to the Department of Meteorology, this was the driest August of the current decade.
After the June and July rains, the rains suddenly stopped in August. Kolkata has received around 34 percent less rain than usual.
There is usually less rainfall in August than in July. But August 2021 seems a bit too dry. August 2021 received only 6 percent of average rainfall.
According to Pulak Guhathakurta, Division Chief, Climate Research Division, IMD Pune, the average rainfall in Kolkata in June and July is 26.5mm and 36.8mm, respectively.
Kolkata has received more than 39 percent of rainfall in two months. But in August, Kolkata received only 229mm of rain.
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