During the forecast period, the weatherman expected moderate rainfall in most parts of south Bengal, with heavy showers in one or two places in Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, and Birbhum districts.
On Saptami, the opening day of the four-day Durga Puja celebrations, which are taking place on a full scale after a two-year hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, rain-drenched various areas of southern West Bengal, including Kolkata. The following three days of the celebrations may be marred by the rain goddess, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts moderate to heavy rainfall across south Bengal for the ensuing 72 hours.
Weather forecast in Bengal
The forecaster foresaw average rainfall in much of soth and a few isolated areas of high precipitation in the districts of Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, and Birbhum.
“Up to 5.8 km above sea level, a cyclonic circulation can be found across the northeastern Bay of Bengal. South Bengal will likely have sporadic rainfall over the next three days as a result of this system,”
a spokesman for IMD stated.
However, inhabitants of Kolkata and its neighboring areas would be relieved to hear that the weather in the city will be largely gloomy, with a few spells of mild to moderate rain.
On Saturday, Kolkata had 31 mm of rain, with some areas receiving a shower and others remaining dry. Showers fell in the north and central parts of Kolkata, although there was little rain in the south. The rainfall total for Sunday was being compiled.
“Despite the weather, people are flocking to us. We shall pray to the Mother Goddess to keep the situation from worsening,” According to Soumen Dutta, the spokesperson for the Kashi Bose Lane puja committee.
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