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Kolkata Monsoon

The main monsoon season in Kolkata runs from June to September and the question that always all travelers are asking is always the same, or if it is possible to travel across the place during this period. This is very understandable because the thought of rain and flooding is enough to put a stop to any kind of vacation.The Monsoon time may be a great time to visit Kolkata where tourist attractions are not crowded, rates in general are cheaper, and in particular those hotels.

And the chance to see another side of Kolkata, one where nature comes to life in a fresh and verdant landscape, a great opportunity to get to know the place.The monsoon does not appear all at once, it accumulates in the course of a couple of days of pre-monsoon. Its actual arrival is announced by an intense period of heavy rain, thunder and lightning. A shower that is a recharge for the people, and it is common to see children and adults who run and play in the rain, cooling off!

After the first initial downpour, which can last a few days, the monsoon is stable, this means rain for at least a couple of hours almost every day. There may be the sun and immediately after a shower and then go back to the cloudy conditions! The peak is in July, and begins to thin in the month of August. There are some regions that receive more rain than other during the monsoon.

The monsoon is a wind cyclic, warm, typical of the Indian Ocean, which profoundly affects the climate . The name derives from Arabic mawsim which means season. This indicates perfectly the seasonal nature of these large air flows. The meteorologists call them periodical winds. The change in wind direction, which takes place in May and in October , accompanied by cyclones tropical very violent, the typhoons, which often have devastating effects on the coasts of Indian Ocean.

Towards the month of May, appearing, coming from the sea, the first clouds traveling to the mainland. The continent, in the spring, has warmed more than the sea, and therefore it has become an area of low pressure air masses rise and their emptiness is covered by fresh winds and wet from the sea, and then comes the Rain swirls of clouds running along the plains of Burma and India, invade valleys driven by strong winds, and spilling water with a strong intensity. After forty days you can get to 0.5 meters more. The monsoons are considered, however, despite the amount of rain always beneficial for agriculture.


  1. I like the contrast and softness of gray in the sky. I hope the storms were not too severe in your area. A very nice photo!

  2. there is a softness to this image which belies the stormy weather


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