No respite from rain in next 48 hrs MeT office

first_imgKolkata: The city and South Bengal districts may receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore on Wednesday.It may be mentioned here that the incessant rain has already left several roads in the city inundated. People faced difficulties as there was waterlogging in some thoroughfares. In some parts, people are having harrowing experiences while travelling in vehicles, especially two-wheelers, due to the poor condition of roads. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn some stretches of DH Road, Jessore Road, EM Bypass and others, the roads are full of potholes.On Wednesday, it rained in several parts of the city throughout the day. The sky was overcast since the morning like other days. Kolkata and its adjoining areas witnessed incessant rains.This is due to the development of a depression over Bangladesh and its adjoining areas. The condition has been intensified as the depression is accompanied with cyclonic circulation. Along with the Gangetic planes, North Bengal is also getting ample amounts of rain. Kolkata Municipal Corporation is trying to address the problem of waterlogging by ensuring that all the pumps are fully functional. Normal traffic has been hit, owing to waterlogging in some parts of the city. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the weather office, Birbhum, Nadia, Murshidabad, East and West Midnapore, North and South 24-Parganas and Burdwan will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, while some North Bengal districts like Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Kalimpong, Malda, North and South Dinajpur will also witness heavy rainfall. It also issued a fresh alert, urging the fishermen not to voyage into the sea as it will remain turbulent. According to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Kamdohori pumping station registered 41 mm rainfall up to 2 pm on Wednesday, whereas Maniktala saw 28 mm, Birpara saw 35 mm, Belgachia saw 23 mm, Dhapa saw 32 mm, Topsia saw 39 mm, Ultadanga saw 25 mm, Pamarbridge saw 34 mm, Thanthania saw 26 mm, Ballygunge saw 34 mm, Mominpur saw 25 mm, Chetla saw 26 mm, Jodhpur Park saw 32 mm, Kalighat saw 33 mm, Jhinjira Bazar saw 22 mm and Behala saw 21 mm.last_img

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