Calcutta  /  Published 28.10.20

Monsoon set to withdraw today

The monsoon is set to retreat from Calcutta for this year by Wednesday, the Met office said. Weather scientists have spotted telltale reversal of wind flow that marks the withdrawal of the monsoon, w...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.09.20

Rain respite from heat and humidity

The mercury hovered around 34 degrees Celsius for several days at a stretch. The minimum relative humidity, a measure of the moisture content in the air during the driest part of the day, was consiste...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Heat and humidity up in Calcutta

The heat and humidity have been on the rise in the city since a wet spell ended last week. The maximum temperature on Monday was 35.5 degrees, three notches above normal. The heat and humidity might...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Heavy rain eludes city but weather improves

Monday, above 37 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday, 29.5 degrees. Heavy rain eluded the city but the sweaty conditions have been replaced by pleasant weather since the overcast conditions set in on Tues...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.20

Rain alert after hot and humid days

After a lingering spell of heat and humidity, the city is tipped to get heavy rain on Tuesday. A low-pressure area is expected to form over the north Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, the Met office has said...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 09.04.20

Summer heat may not lessen virus strength

The homebound and virus-wary across the Northern Hemisphere, from President Trump to cooped-up schoolchildren, have clung to the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic will fade in hot weather, as ...
By James Gorman/ New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 21.07.19

Heat wave engulfs central and eastern US

A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern US on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centres and inflicting on Washington a heat index of 41°C with even steamier conditions ...
By Reuters in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 07.05.19

Hotter days ahead, warns Met

The city recorded a maximum temperature of 37.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday but it felt like 46 degrees on the human skin because of high moisture content in the air.The maximum temperature as well as ...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.19

Weather forecast hope for Darjeeling trips

The India Meteorological Department has decided to set up a part-time observatory in Siliguri, holding out the hope of more accurate weather forecasts for tourists planning trips to Darjeeling. The ob...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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