Indian Meteorological Department
Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

Strong winds from north trigger chill

A strong northwesterly wind from places like Kashmir that have received intense snowfall resulted in a chill on Thursday that made Calcuttans put on an extra layer of clothing. The day’s maximu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.12.20

Bone-numbing chill in state

The mercury nosedived across the state on was a bright Saturday resulting in temperatures below 8°C across districts with weathermen attributing the bone-chilling cold to the crisp North Wind. &q...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

Look forward to decent winter

November did not deliver the chill it had promised. December is here but woollens are still inside cupboards. Since plunging to 15 degrees on November 23 and 24, the mercury has been on the rise, das...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.11.20

Coldest day but not for long

Monday was the coldest day so far this season, with the mercury dipping to 15.5 degrees, three notches below normal. On Saturday, the minimum temperature was 22 degrees, three notches above normal. T...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.11.20

Met spies mercury dip from today

The systems have lost strength and will dissipate by Sunday, paving the way for the fresh entry of cold and dry northwesterly winds from the upper reaches of India. “The temperature is expected ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 09.11.20

Celsius fall set to hit Tuesday wall

Friday, 19.8 degrees. Saturday, 19.1 degrees. Sunday, 18.3 degrees. The Celsius is sliding in the city, thanks to the free flowing cold and dry winds from the upper reaches of the country. The minim...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.11.20

Celsius: below 20 degrees

The Celsius dropped below 20 degrees on Friday for the first time this year since March as winds from the north made their presence felt in the city. The cool phase will continue for the next few day...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.10.20

Puja rain forecast no damper now

The Met office has predicted a rain-soaked Durga Puja, which public health experts consider good news in the season of pandemic as showers could prevent crowding at pandals and a consequent surge in C...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.20

Campus weather station at Siliguri College

A second campus of Surya Sen College in Siliguri will come up in Noapara, on the southern end of Siliguri under Fulbari-I panchayat of Jalpaiguri district. The tourism minister, who inaugurated some ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 29.09.20

Rain hope pinned on distant system

September 2020 looked set to become the driest September in the city in at least five years but a cyclonic circulation brewing thousands of miles away can change the course, the Met office has said. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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