Cyclonic circulations develop over the southern districts of West Bengal, mid-week rain to bring no relief.
Moderate to heavy thunderstorms can be expected between Tuesday to Thursday due to a developing cyclone over the southern districts of West Bengal. There are likely to be two spells of lightning and thunderstorm in Kolkata and its neighbouring districts, followed by squalls and nor’westers. The storm can be accompanied by high-speed winds of 50-60 kmph, say weathermen at the Alipore met office.
There is a slim chance that the rains are going to have any impact on the temperature, the maximum temperatures are going to continue rising. According to the Regional Meteorological Center (RMC), the highest temperature is going to stay between 35 to 37 degrees Celsius. On Sunday, the maximum temperature hit 35.2 degrees Celsius.
The city typically witnesses a few nor’westers and 10 days of thundershowers. So far the rainfall has been deficient in Kolkata, so hopefully the next few spells of rain can make up for it by the end of the month.
The coastal region of West Bengal has had a history of cyclones, with Amphan in 2020, Asani in 2021, and Yaas in 2022. The Bengal government takes all the precautions to deal with cyclones. They evacuate people from the coastal regions and supply relief materials to shelters. Tourists of fishermen are not allowed to go into the sea during this time, and special teams of police and state disaster response forces and national disaster response force personnel are deployed depending on the gravity of the situation.
Cyclone Mocha was a powerful cyclone that originated in the north Indian Ocean and severely affected parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh last week. The winds picked up speed up to 250km/h, leaving the coastal regions with high damage.
The aftermath of these cyclonic winds can be felt in the coastal regions of West Bengal in a few days, the destruction will not be as severe as the storm is calming down. The meteorological department is keeping a keen eye out on the advancement of the storm so that quick actions can be taken and minimal destruction can happen.
We can see several citizens enjoying the rains in Kolkata as it brings momentary relief from the humid conditions and scorching heat. People are enjoying their favourite snacks and coffee in the weather.
The beautiful ITC hotel of Bengal being washed by the nor’westers is sure a sight to see.
As beautiful as the cold winds and flush rain seem, it is also destructive. Branches have fallen on the road, blocking and creating traffic, while the roads are littered with dried leaves and mud.
After the heavy downpour and thundershower, the city celebrated with a mesmerizing sunset.