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Southwest Monsoon has made apt arrival over Kolkata. Since then, the city has been observing good rain and thundershower activities.
Despite, on and off good rains occurring over the City of Joy and adjoining regions, Gangetic West Bengal still remains rain deficit with 17%. The last 24 hours were also not very different for Kolkata.
In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday, Alipore Observatory recorded a good of 19 mm rainfall, while Dum Dum Airport saw very light rain of 1 mm.
According to Skymet Weather, these weather conditions can be accredited to a cyclonic circulation that has developed over Northwest Bay of Bengal off the West Bengal Coast.
Further, we anticipate scattered light to moderate rain and thundershowers to continue over the city for the next few days. In fact, there may be one or two light spells over the city today as well and the intensity of rain is likely to increase gradually.
The monthly average rainfall for the month of June stands at 300.6 mm, while till date it has only received around 193.1 mm of rain. So, it is apparent that the city was not able to exceed its monthly mean.
With on and off rains over the city, the temperature is likely to subside, paving way for pleasant weather conditions.
News Courtesy: skymetweather.com