Roanu reaches B’desh, MeT withdraws WB rain warning
Meanwhile, heavy rains have started in some parts of Bangladesh and six people have reportedly died due to storm and heavy rain.
Debnath said coastal West Bengal was likely to receive heavy rainfall. The South Bengal districts were likely to get moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
“The sky will remain cloudy with intermittent to heavy rain in some areas of coastal Bengal including in districts like Bankura, Birbhum, etc. Kolkata received around 23.7 mm of rain on Friday night which is a moderate amount,” an official at the RMC said.
People had to wade through ankle-deep to knee-deep water in city pockets such as Burrabazar, Behala and Salt Lake as continuous drizzle over Friday night flooded the areas.
In the Sundarbans archipelago, flooding was reported at several islands, spanning both North and South 24-Parganas districts, as the depression hovered close to the Sagar Island.
The administration of East Midnapore district on Saturday made special arrangements to combat the storm which was supposed to hit coastal West Bengal by Saturday afternoon. The fishermen were asked not to go deep into the sea and a red alert was sounded for them on Friday.
There was tidal wave in Digha and Mandarmani. Senior officials of district administration through public address system requested the tourists not to loiter on the sea beach or go near the sea. The tourists got disheartened as they were not allowed to go to the beach. They were kept indoors.
But once the storm changed its direction the tourists started pouring in and the usual scenario was noticed on the sea beach. Both Digha and Mandarmani witness heavy turnout of tourists on weekends. To keep the tourists at bay, the administration took extra precaution as there are some who have a tendency to go close to the sea to enjoy the tidal wave. The disaster management team was also kept ready.
The Alipore MeT office said monsoon would be delayed by some days this year because of its late arrival in Kerela.