South Bengal districts to receive rain from today; IMD issues warning for fishermen

From today onwards, there is a chance of thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds of up to 30 to 40 kmph in numerous districts in southern Bengal, including North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Birbhum, Murshidabad, and Nadia.

Nearly every district is anticipating thunderstorms starting from today. The maximum temperature in West Bengal is predicted to progressively drop by two to three degrees Celsius over the course of the next four to five days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD stated that, “Due to squally weather with maximum wind speed reaching 45- 55 kmph likely to prevail along and off West Bengal coast during 06th May (Monday) to 07th May (Tuesday), sea condition likely to be rough to very rough. Fisherman are advised not to venture into the sea during 6th to 7th May.”

Meanwhile Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar continued to experience light to moderate rainfall which is likely to linger. From Monday, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds reaching 40-50 mph are expected in these places. A ‘yellow’ alert for heatwave has been issued in North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda.