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Weather to improve in state, no chance of cyclone

The weather in Kolkata along with the South Bengal districts will improve from Monday and there is no chance of cyclone Nada.

The low pressure area on Saturday afternoon lay over South, South-west of Bay of Bengal around 470 km away from Kolkata.

It is likely to cross Bangladesh coast late Sunday night, according to officials of Alipore Meteorological Office.

Meanwhile, the city and its suburbs received moderate to heavy rainfall from early Saturday morning. The city woke up to an overcast sky with intermittent rain.

Two trees were uprooted in Tangra and Salt Lake. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) deployed disaster management teams to clear the road and remove the uprooted trees. Traffic movement was restored within half an hour.

Vast areas in North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah received moderate to heavy rainfall Saturday. Some low lying areas in North 24 Parganas and Hooghly were inundated.

The organisers of Jagadhatri Pujas in Chandannagar said because of heavy shower final touches to 
the idols and pandals could not be given.

There was knee deep water in some areas and the civic bodies have deployed portable pumps to clear the accumulated water from the streets.

Chandannagar is famous for putting up lights to decorate the pandals but because of rain they could not be installed.

The tourists in Digha, Mandarmani and Shankarpur had to be kept indoors because of the shower accompanied by heavy wind.

Police patrolling intensified to prevent the tourists from going to the beach.

East Midnapore district administration has asked fishermen not to go to the deep sea in the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, five fishermen were reported to be missing after their trawler named Ma Ganga which was anchored was hit by another trawler.

The district administration claimed that some fishermen have already been rescued and search is on to bring back the others to the shore safely.
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