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West Bengal  /  Published 24.05.21

Hub with link to weather base

According to sources, Upanna used to house the chief minister’s grievance redressal cell and it would be shifted temporarily to make space for the control room. A senior government official sai...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Evacuation: CM to be at control cell

The Mamata Banerjee government has nearly completed the planning to evacuate people in vulnerable areas, particularly coastal belts of East Midnapore, as the Met office has warned the state that cyclo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.21

Darkness at 2pm, rain claims a life

“The water level in the Hooghly rose during high tide before the rain started. The lock gates were closed around 1.30pm and reopened at 3.30pm. The closure of the gates coincided with the rain, ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.21

Pleasant turn to sweaty Sunday

A hot and sweaty morning in the city was followed by thundershowers in the afternoon on Sunday. Dark clouds started gathering from 2pm. The showers started around an hour later, preceded by gusts of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.21

Hint of weekend thunderstorm

Two consecutive days of plus-39 degrees temperature triggered a flurry of posts on social media, many of them featuring ice creams and cold beverages. Also on the Met radar was the “low moistur...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.21

Dry winds heat up poll season

The heat is on the rise in the poll season, literally. The mercury climbed to around 38 degrees in Calcutta on Tuesday, a couple of notches up from the day before and three notches above normal. The ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.03.21

Weekend break in dry spell on radar

The high heat and humidity content towards the end of March usually combine to trigger a few spells of thunderstorms in the evenings. The pent-up heat leads to the formation of rain-bearing clouds. Bu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.02.21

Expect next week to be wet

Several parts of Jharkhand are expected to experience rain and thunderstorm on February 16, the Ranchi Met office has forecast, citing Wednesday’s satellite pictures and wind chart analysis. We...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshdepur

Calcutta  /  Published 03.02.21

Why is Calcutta feeling so cold

The unusual cold spell that has gripped Calcutta at a time winter should have been on its way out is largely because of the low day temperature. According to the Met statistics compiled over the past...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

When Celsius takes a sub-15 plunge

The Celsius plunged to 14.5 degrees in Calcutta on Friday, going under 15 degrees for the first time in 10 days and living up to the January reputation. The minimum temperature on January 5 was 13.4 ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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