Kolkata registers 65 deficit rainfall in July

first_imgKolkata: The city has registered around 65 per cent average deficit rainfall in July so far while the figure in case of the state stands at 36 per cent.The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore in the last month predicted a shortage in rainfall across the state in July. Bengal had also received less amount of rain in June compared to the corresponding month in the previous years due to the late coming of the monsoon and an irregularity in the rainfall. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe situation did not improve in the current month as the rain deficit continues to haunt the people in the state. Deficit rainfall is a major cause of concern for the farmers and it may affect the crops in various districts. The weather office on Monday said that there is no possibility of rainfall in the city and South Bengal districts in the next three days. All the North Bengal districts are expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next four days. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA rainfall alert has been issued to the districts in North Bengal. According to a weather official, a low pressure trough is expected to form over Bay of Bengal on Thursday which would bring moderate to heavy rainfall in all the South Bengal districts on Friday and Saturday. The city dwellers are under the spell of hot and humid weather for quite some time. Due to a shortage in rainfall the humidity level in South Bengal shoots up giving difficult days to the people across South Bengal. “As there was no significant rainfall in South Bengal in past two months, people are experiencing sultry weather. A low pressure trough formed over Bay of Bengal few days ago finally moved towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh giving a miss to the city. There has been a significant shortage in rainfall in the city and South Bengal districts as well in July,” a weather expert said. Various farmers from districts such as East Burdwan, Nadia, Murshidabad and North 24-Parganas have already complained about damage of crops due to high-level of humidity. The paddy cultivation has also been affected due to scarcity of rainfall. The rain deficit in the two consecutive months hit the farmers hard and the shortage also casts a spell of doubt as to what will happen to their crops if the situation continues. North Bengal districts have received heavy rainfall ever since the south-western monsoon made incursion into the region.last_img read more