MeT predicts heavy rainfall in North Bengal
Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Department at Alipore has predicted heavy rainfall in various North Bengal districts whereas South Bengal districts may receive light to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours.
According to the weather office's prediction, some parts of the city may receive light to moderate rainfall. The various parts of the city and its adjoining areas had received rainfall on Saturday noon leading to a slower traffic movement in some parts.
But the rain hardly had any major impact on the city-dwellers, many of whom were seen out for puja
marketing braving the prediction of rainfall. Despite the rain, many people from the city and outskirts visited the main city's markets for Puja shopping.
The traffic movement on various roads of the city mostly remained normal though in some parts, traffic movement was slower than usual days. Water accumulated in some parts of the city but the drainage department officials of the Kolkata Municipal
Corporation acted on a war footing and discharged the accumulated water
quickly. The situation improved as the rain did not last for too long in the city on Saturday noon.
The rain lashed the city on Friday night that had, however, caused serious inconvenience to the people in the city. Many people had to return home drenched.
According to weather office, alert five districts of South Bengal namely North and South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, West Midnapore and Howrah that may witness moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. North Bengal districts like Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Alipurduar will receive heavy rainfall.
The prediction comes at a time when the people in North Bengal are yet to recover the damages caused to them due to floods. With a fresh alert of rain in North Bengal, people there are concerned if the situation further deteriorates following rainfall.
According to a senior officer of the Alipore MeT office, a low pressure trough has been formed over North Bengal spreading up to coastal areas of Bengal which may further intensify on Sunday bringing in some more rain in the South Bengal districts.
Apart from Bengal, Bihar will receive rainfall due to the formation of low pressure trough. According to the official, another low pressure trough has formed in Bihar as well.