West Bengal, including its capital Kolkata, is experiencing a peculiar weather phenomenon as Cyclone Michong's impact in the Bay of Bengal has led to incessant rainfall for the past six days in coastal districts and major urban centers like Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, and others.
Despite the persistent rain, an unexpected twist has emerged – the temperature is on the rise rather than falling. The Meteorological Department, in a statement released on Wednesday, reported 1.4 mm of rainfall in Kolkata over the past 24 hours, with intermittent showers expected throughout the day. The districts of Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, and North and South 24 Parganas, along with Purba Bardhaman, are witnessing continuous rainfall.
Surprisingly, the minimum temperature in Kolkata stands at 19.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees higher than the normal average, while the maximum temperature recorded is 26.4 degrees. However, in North Bengal areas such as Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong, the weather remains cold. The unexpected weather patterns have sparked concerns about potential health risks and disruptions in daily life.