Low Pressure Likely In The Bay Of Bengal, South Bengal Braces For More Rain! What's The Forecast Saying?

The Bay of Bengal could see the formation of a low-pressure system, raising the possibility of further showers in the southern regions of West Bengal. This update comes from the weather department, which also warns of potential storms prior to the formation of this low-pressure area in the southern districts.

According to the Alipore Weather Office, discomfort due to heat will persist across all regions of South Bengal until next Sunday, leading to a rise in temperatures. Birbhum, Paschim Medinipur, Bankura, and Paschim Bardhaman could experience a heatwave over the weekend. Moreover, Murshidabad, Purba Bardhaman, Jhargram, and Purulia may endure sweltering conditions in the coming days. However, relief is expected as rain showers are anticipated starting Monday.

The weather office further predicts light to moderate rainfall, with thunderstorms likely in almost all districts of South Bengal from Monday onwards. Wind speeds of 30 to 40 kilometres per hour are expected along with these showers, indicating a week-long spell of stormy weather. Despite the rain, temperatures are anticipated to remain high.

Meanwhile, by May 23rd, a low-pressure area may form in the South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea, potentially intensifying further. The Alipore office is closely monitoring this development, as it could lead to heavy rainfall in the Gangetic Plains.

Similar weather patterns are expected in North Bengal, where, alongside the heat, there's a forecast for pre-monsoon showers. Darjeeling and Kalimpong may experience rainfall on Friday and Saturday, while other districts will grapple with uncomfortable heat. Consequently, there's a possibility of thunderstorms with lightning in all North Bengal districts from Sunday onwards. However, areas like Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Cooch Behar might witness heavier rainfall.

As of Friday, Kolkata recorded a minimum temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius, surpassing the normal by 2.5 degrees. On Thursday, the city saw a maximum temperature of 36.9 degrees Celsius, exceeding the normal by 1.1 degrees.

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