Heavy rain forecast in south Bengal districts

Waterlogging in many areas and uprooted trees on the streets disrupted normal life on September 6 also after throwing traffic out of gear in the evening.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:September 6, 2016 7:31 pm
west bengal, bengal, monsoon bengal, rain prediction bengal, south bengal heavy rainfall, rain forecast bengal, south bengal rains, bengal news, india news Howrah: Locals collect drinking water from a hand pump at a flooded area in Udaynarayanpur in Howrah district of West Bengal. (Source: PTI)

The weatherman today forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in five districts of south Bengal as the low pressure that formed on September 4 remained almost stationary in the southern Bangladesh and Gangetic West Bengal.

“Owing to the low pressure, heavy to very heavy rain will occur in the districts of North 24-Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, Bankura and Birbhum,” regional MeT Director G K Das said.

“The weather condition will continue till at least tomorrow afternoon,” he said.

Kolkata, which was battered by downpour on September 5 and early on September 6, got a respite since morning though the sky remained overcast.

Das said the city is likely to experience one or two spells of rain as the sky would remain cloudy till tomorrow evening.

The metropolis received 131.9 mm rainfall in 24 hours from 8.30 AM on September 5. Waterlogging in many areas and uprooted trees on the streets disrupted normal life on September 6 also after throwing traffic out of gear in the evening.

Traffic snarls were witnessed in the morning rush hours at different places such as Central Avenue, Rashbehari Avenue and Hospital Road, which were blocked either due to water on the roads or uprooted tree on the streets.