If you are planning an outing during the four consecutive holidays starting from Saturday, don't forget to take an umbrella with you as the MeT office has predicted heavy rainfall in various South Bengal districts in the next two days.
The regional meteorological office in Alipore on Saturday predicted heavy rainfall in the seven districts of South Bengal in the next 48 hours with a prediction of light to moderate rainfall in the city.
According to a senior official at the Alipore MeT office, the districts like Murshidabad, Nadia, Birbhum, Bankura, Burdwan, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas will receive heavy rainfall till Monday. However, there is no prediction of heavy shower in the city as yet.
All the five districts of North Bengal will receive very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours complicating the situation further as large parts of North Bengal have already become heavily inundated.
An official from the weather office said that a monsoon trough has been very active on the Himalayan foothills which will bring more rainfall in various North Bengal districts. According to the official, a monsoon trough is also hovering over South Bengal as a result of which, it will rain in these parts.
A low pressure trough has been formed over a stretch between Bihar and South Assam complicating the situation further.
"An alert for very heavy rainfall has been issued to the respective departments in North Bengal to take adequate preventive measures. The sky will remain cloudy in most parts of the state. The seven South Bengal districts may see more rainfall on Sunday," the official said.
He also added the situation would improve gradually after Monday both in North and South Bengal districts.
Many parts of the city had received moderate rainfall with Maniktala pumping station registering 29 mm, Belgachia 25 mm, Ultadanga 25 mm, Thanthania 24.2 mm, Beerpara 18 mm, Topsia 12 mm rain. In some parts of the city, traffic movement was slow due to rain.
People living in the flood affected areas of South Bengal are anxious if some more rain for the next two days will have any further impact on their daily lives. The districts are still recovering from the flood like situation that hit several parts of South Bengal a few days ago.