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Rains lash Kolkata, South Bengal districts

Kolkata: Rain lashed several parts of the city and also several South Bengal districts on Saturday morning. Showers were witnessed as a result of the influence of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.
Office-goers faced severe problems in reaching their destinations in the morning due to the rain which also slowed down traffic movement in most areas. The Regional Meteorological office in Alipore predicted similar conditions for the next 12 hours. Apart from the city, the coastal districts will also receive light to moderate rainfall along with a strong wind which will also sweep through South Bengal. The sky will remain cloudy in some parts according to the prediction.
Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea for the next couple of days as condition will remain rough off the Bengal coast with wind measuring around 60 km per hour sweeping through the area.
The weather office said that it will also rain in the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. According to the prediction of the weather office, the low pressure trough formed over Bengal is expected to move towards Bangladesh as a result of which it would stop raining after 12 hours. The sky remained overcast throughout the day on Saturday in the city.
Weather experts said the temperature in the city will drop further after it stops raining. According to the MeT office, it may rain in the city till Sunday. The deep depression, which was situating around 400 km south-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha on Friday afternoon, is expected to reach the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Saturday.
Hooghly, North and South Parganas, Nadia, Burdwan, Bankura, West Midnapore districts received moderate rainfall on Saturday. The weather experts also predict that winter chill may be interrupted due to the Western disturbance which has currently been hovering over Jammu Kashmir. The lowest temperature of the city stood at 20 degree Celsius, 4 degrees above normal.
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