Cyclone Mocha effect: Light rain likely in parts of Kolkata | Kolkata News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Even as tropical cyclonic storm Mocha has begun to form a low-pressure area over the sea, Bengal is likely to escape with only minor impact. Light rain is likely over parts of Bengal, including Kolkata, on Saturday as the system has moved away from the Bengal coast towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Till then, Kolkata will continue to be in the grip of scorching heat and uncomfortable weather, Met office sources said.
As per the bulletin issued by Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) Kolkata, a low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighborhood South Andaman Sea A well marked low pressure area has intensified into a well marked low pressure area over the same region on Tuesday morning. It is very likely to intensify into a depression by Tuesday evening or late night, before intensifying into a cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of east-central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea by Wednesday Go
The storm is likely to move north-northwestwards initially till Thursday. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve slowly and move north-northeastwards towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts. “The impact of a tropical cyclone over Bengal is unlikely. But there can always be an error margin of 100 km to 200 km in terms of its trajectory prediction before it forms. That is why, we will be monitoring the system very closely. Have been.” said GK Das, director (weather) at RMC Kolkata.
The Meteorological Department has expressed a 20 percent chance of rain in the coastal areas on Saturday. “The weather parameters will be disturbed due to the cyclone. Hence, it is difficult to predict the weather in advance,” Das said.
Kolkata recorded a maximum temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, three notches above normal. While the Met department has ruled out heat wave conditions for the city, officials said the mercury would remain high, making the weather uncomfortable.