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Chaturthi experienced gloomy weather and heavy but isolated rain episodes in Calcutta, despite the Met’s forecast of “good weather”.
Around 6 p.m. it was raining heavily in the heart of Calcutta. The pockets of CR Avenue had water just below the ankle. The Gariahat mall was also humid.
The morning was clear and sunny and the Puja revelers stepped out, braving the hot and muggy conditions. But by the end of the afternoon, the sky had turned pale. Some pockets received a drizzle or two. Others had sharper spells.
Ballygunge and College Street received about 20mm of rain between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the Calcutta Municipal Corporation pumping stations. During the same phase there was no rain over Dhapa and about 10mm at Behala Flying Club.
The Met office recorded about 3mm of rain in Alipore until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Puja’s forecast from the Met office had indicated that the weather was likely to be “good in the districts of South Bengal” from “October 9-12”. The chances of rain and thunderstorms were “much less,” he said.
Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, Deputy Managing Director of IMD, Calcutta, said on Saturday: âGood weather in Met jargon doesn’t mean bright sunshine all the time. This means that the possibility of a weather system is almost ruled out in a probabilistic forecast. “
He stuck to the forecast, saying there was little chance of heavy rain for the next three days. âConditions are favorable for the southwest monsoon to withdraw from parts of Odisha, Jharkhand and Bengal over the next 48 hours. But as the monsoon is still not gone, the risk of local thunderstorms cannot be excluded, âhe said.
An area of ââlow pressure is expected to increase the spread and intensity of rains in Calcutta from October 13, according to forecasts from the Met.