South Bengal districts, parts of city receive moderate rain
Kolkata: Rains, along with squally winds, lashed some of the South Bengal districts of Bengal and the northern fringes of the city on Sunday afternoon, creating inconvenience for people.
Slow traffic movement was reported in some parts, including suburban areas, following the rain. The districts that have received the maximum rainfall, are North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly. Some other districts have also received rainfall. Rain was moderate in the northern parts of the city and its outskirts.
The regional meteorological centre has predicted that a wind measuring around 50-60 km per hour may sweep through some of the South Bengal districts, along with moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours. Various parts of the city and the districts remained overcast from Sunday morning.
According to the weather office, a low pressure trough has formed, bringing rainfall in the city. Sunday's rainfall has brought down the temperature in the city and its adjoining areas by a few notches. This has given relief to the people, who were facing sultry and uncomfortable weather for the past couple of days.
It may be mentioned that an alert has been issued to East Midnapore district administration, saying that there may be a high tide in Digha. The fishermen in the area have been alerted not to venture out, due to rough sea. A thunderstorm, along with rainfall, had lashed the city on last Tuesday, killing 18 persons across the state.
The meteorological office in Alipore predicted that similar conditions may prevail for the next 24 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 of the state.