Monsoon is prone to progress into components of north Bengal and Sikkim by Thursday, at the very least 4 to 5 days forward of the wet season’s regular onset date, Regional Met Director G Okay Das stated right here on Tuesday. Following the onset of the southwest monsoon within the northern districts, it will likely be doable to forecast the date for its progress into different components of the state, he stated.

“Circumstances are beneficial for the monsoon to make additional progress over some components of north Bengal and Sikkim throughout the subsequent two to 3 days,” Das advised PTI.

He stated that this 12 months monsoon will enter the northern components of West Bengal and Sikkim forward of regular onset time by at the very least 4 to 5 days.

The traditional onset date for monsoon in all components of West Bengal is between June 10 and 15, Das stated.

He stated that Cooch Behar and Alipurduar are prone to expertise heavy rain until Thursday morning and heavy to very heavy downpour thereafter, whereas the opposite sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri are prone to obtain heavy rain from Thursday.

The Met division forecast thunderstorms with lightning accompanied with gusty wind having pace from 30 to 40 kmph until Thursday at one or two locations in all of the districts of south Bengal, that are experiencing sizzling and discomforting humid climate.

The southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala on Could 29, three days forward of its regular date of June 1.


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