Kolkata: South Bengal districts, including Kolkata, are unlikely to get a respite from rain and thunderstorm for at least another 24-hour.
In the case of north Bengal, the weather condition is likely to deteriorate over the next 24-48-hour with moderate spells of rain, thunderstorm, and lightning lashing over the region.
The forecast came from the Alipore Weather Observation Centre on a day when Kolkata, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, and East Midnapore woke up with the sounds of a thunderstorm and heavy spell of rain from around 5 am today.
After this, there has been intermittent heavy but brief spells of showers almost throughout the day.
The Met office has recorded 26 mm rain in Kolkata from 8.30 am today till early in the evening. In the preceding 24-hours, it rained 55 mm in Kolkata. It is still raining light to moderate late into the evening.
As regards the districts, Haldia and Digha in East Midnapore have received 113 mm and 50 mm rain, respectively, till 8.30 this morning. Next is Baghati in Hooghly at 66 mm and Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas at 61 mm.
Isolated places in Sub-Himalayan areas in north Bengal also received light rains today.
Going by the forecast, the weather condition will start deteriorating in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Malda, North and South Dinajpur from late tonight. The region is most likely to witness thunderstorm, hail and, lighting till 2 March Saturday.
In Kolkata and rest of south Bengal, too intermittent spells of rain and thunderstorm are likely to continue tomorrow (28 February). The region can look forward to dry weather from Friday morning.