Heavy rain in south Bengal, Met department predicts more rain ahead

11 October, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Depression in Bay of Bengal

The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, hampering functioning of offices and business establishments on the first working day of the week.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Maurbhanj districts, while Sundergarh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Angul, Dhenkanal and Sambalpur may experience heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, it said.

The weatherman said the depression over Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal has moved northwards and lies centred 50 km northeast of Dhanbad. The condition of the sea off the coast of Odisha will be rough and fishermen have been advised against venturing into the waters. Strong winds and lightning strike also affected West Bengal including Kolkata.

Municipal workers fix a manhole during heavy rainfall in the city on Monday.

"While some domestic flights from the city had to be cancelled, some incoming flights were diverted to different airports after they failed to land here because of a gusty wind", NSCBIA director Atul Dikshit said.

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As per PTI, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi, respectively.

Airport authority said, only arrivals of flights were possible.

Squally winds speed reaching 45 to 55 kilo metre per hour gusting to 65 kilo metre per hour is expected to prevail along and off Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand during next 24 hours.

Suburban train services in Sealdah south and main line sections and Howrah-Barddhaman chord and main line were affected after trees fell on the railway tracks.

"All trains of the South Eastern Railway (SER) are running as per schedule and there is no disruption so far", SER spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said.

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