State to receive heavy rainfall for next 3-4 days
GC Debnath, Director of the Alipore meteorological office said that a low pressure turf has been formed in Jharkhand and it was moving at a very slow pace, as a result of which the rain will stay in the city and South Bengal districts for next 3-4 days.
The MeT office has also alerted the fishermen not to sail into the sea as there will be an inclement weather in next few days. Due to heavy rain, the parking bays inside the Calcutta airport are causing difficulties.
The passengers are also facing inconveniences. Airport authorities had a difficult time to discharge the accumulated water from the parking bay. The airport authorities will hold meeting with the senior KMDA officials and with various municipalities so that accumulated water could be discharged quickly.
According to the airport authorities the flight services were not affected due to the accumulated water in the parking bay.Train services in the Sealdah and Howrah sections remained unaffected in the morning.
The city dwellers woke up to a rainy Sunday morning but the prolonged rain not affect the daily life
as most of the offices were closed on Sunday.Active Monsoon conditions are now being witnessed over East India, after a rain deficit June.
The low pressure is likely to move across the Indo Gangetic plains, which will bring a good amount of rain during next 48 hours over plains of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. After a long gap, these regions are likely to receive good rains.
There was a deficit of rainfall in the Gangetic plains of West Bengal. According to the weather office the deficit of the rainfall will be compensated due to a heavy rainfall the state which it will likely receive in the next few days.
Due to the overnight spell, the temperature of the city and its adjoining places was dropped by few notches. Weather office said that the low pressure turf formed in Jharkhand brought in rain here in the state.
Some parts have received moderate rain while in some others there was heavy rain. According to the weather office in the districts like Nadia, Murshidabad, Burdwan and Birbhum there is a possibility of heavy rain in next two days.
The water which accumulated in some parts of the city was soon discharged. It has become possible due to prolonged effort of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) that had taken several initiatives to fight water-logging.
Before the advent of Monsoon, senior officials of the drainage department of the KMC held a number of meetings on how to check water-logging.
Besides, the existing pumps some other pumps were kept reserved to combat the crisis caused by heavy rains.