'Heavy rainfall likely in next 24 hours'
Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Department at Alipore has predicted heavy rainfall in four South Bengal districts as well as four North Bengal districts in the next 24 hours.
According to the weather office's prediction, some parts of the city may receive light to moderate rainfall. An officer of the Alipore MeT office said that two low pressure troughs have formed over the North-west direction of Bay of Bengal while the other was on the coastal areas of Bengal and Odisha.
Due to the low pressure troughs, the monsoonal wind has further intensified bringing more rain in some parts of the state. Some parts of Odisha will also receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
The city's sky may mostly remain cloudy on Monday. On Sunday, the sky also remained overcast.
The officer said that among the South Bengal districts East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas, Bankura and Birbhum will witness heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. Some other districts may receive light to moderate rain.
According to the prediction, it may rain in the districts like Howrah, Hooghly and Jhargram.
The situation in North Bengal is a cause of concern as there is a prediction of heavy rainfall in the four North Bengal districts such as Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North Dinajpur and Malda. This has been a major cause of concern for the people living in Malda as it may further complicate the situation. The water level in the Mahananda river started receding but if there is continuous rain, the situation turn bad.
People may feel a sultry and uncomfortable weather as there will be high level of humidity in the air, the MeT office predicted. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that the city and its adjoining areas have received light rainfall in some parts on Sunday morning. But the rain hardly had any major impact on the city-dwellers. The traffic movement on various roads of the city remained normal though traffic in some parts of the city was a little slow.