State may receive moderate rainfall in next 48 hours
Kolkata: The regional Meteorological office at Alipore has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in South Bengal districts in the next 48 hours.
Various North Bengal districts may also witness moderate rainfall in the next 48 hours as per the prediction of the weather office. A senior officer of the Alipore weather office said that a low pressure trough has been formed over Gangetic West Bengal which may bring heavy rainfall in North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore while Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura and Purulia may receive scattered rainfall.
According to the MeT office, a low pressure trough has been spreading over a 1.5 km stretch along the Gangetic plains of Bengal. As a result of this, it may continue to rain in various parts of South Bengal and some parts of North Bengal as well.
It may be mentioned that various parts of South Bengal witnessed rainfall on Sunday morning. Various parts of North 24 Parganas, Howrah, West and East Burdwan and many other districts received heavy rainfall on Sunday morning. Various roads of the administrative headquarters of North 24 Parganas at Barasat became inundated due to heavy downpour on Sunday morning. The accumulated water did not last too long owing to the new drainage system.
The situation remained same at Hooghly's Chinsurah, Uttarpara and Chandannagar in Hooghly. There was a traffic jam on GT road after a tree fell on the road. The situation was, however, brought under control following the prompt action by the local administration. Various parts of the city also received rainfall on Sunday. Sunday being Ekadashi, the roads were comparatively less populated than the other normal days. The vehicles on the road were also less in number in the city.
The sky remained cloudy in most of the districts in South Bengal. It may be mentioned that it rained during the Puja days spoiling the spirit of the puja hoppers to some extent. The city had received rainfall on the day of Ashtami and Nabami.
Many other adjoining districts were no exception.
Many of the pandal hoppers from the city and the outskirts preferred to stay indoors till it stopped raining.
Some people had, however, fought the rain to come out to soak in the spirit of Puja.