Hooghly District is one of the resourceful
districts of West Bengal. It is completely flat and situated
near River Hooghly. The Hooghly River is regarded to be an
arm of the Ganges. It is one of the many branches of the river
that are collectively known as the "Mouths of the Ganges."
Another major river is 'Damodar' which used to flow through
Bengal in yesteryears, from west to east course and then it
joined the Hooghly River at a spot near Kalna. The Hooghly
District is in the South, very close to Bardhaman district
in the north which is industrially as well as agriculturally
very rich and in the east, lies River Hooghly. There are also
two neighboring districts namely Bankura District which lies
to the north-west, popular for its ancient monument and terracotta
horses, known as Bankura horses and well known for Indian
handicrafts, and Medinipur District to the south-west. The
administrative breakup of the Midnapore District of West Bengal,
led to the western Paschim Medinipur and the eastern Purba
Medinipur districts that became effective on January 1, 2002.
Climate of Hooghly is really pleasant. It
normally has tropical savanna climate. The average annual
temperature is 26.8°C and its monthly temperatures range
from 16°C to 33°C and maximum temperature often exceed
to 38°C. The main seasonal influence upon the climate
is the monsoon.
Maximum rainfall occurs during the monsoon
season in August. The average total of rainfall is 1,500mm.
Moderate northwesterly wind flows most of the year with high
frequency. Sometimes rainfall becomes a huge problem for poor
Summer is dominated by strong southwesterly
winds. It becomes one of the hottest places in West Bengal.
Schools remains closed for nearly one month because of this
climate. Winters are really comfortable. Its temperatures
vary between 11°C to 17°C.