Deep depression likely to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha

Heavy rains in Kolkata

Heavy rains in Kolkata

A day after torrential rain that battered the city, the deep depression that had triggered it moved to the western part of West Bengal today and Kolkata sprang back to normal life.

Though rain and strong winds that lashed the city from Sunday night had eased, the Met department forecast one or two spells of rain in Kolkata and adjoining areas till tommorow.

"The deep depression is likely to weaken into a depression and then into a well-marked low pressure and continue to move in a west-northwestward direction towards the Jharkhand border", Das said. "Met department has predicted 25 to 50 mm rainfall in the next 24 hours in some parts", said Irrigation Minister Rajiv Banerjee.

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Under its impact heavy rain may occur at one or two places in some districts of North Odisha including Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj, besides, other parts of the state to witness rain fall till Tuesday. Overall, more than 45 flights were affected due to the bad weather.

The sea condition would be moderate to rough along the coast, the MeT office said cautioning fishermen not to venture into the sea.

Ankle-deep water in many parts of the city also led to traffic jams, the police said.

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Departure of flights from Kolkata airport were temporarily suspended due to bad weather. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said.

Arrival of as many as 47 flights and departure of about 35 flights was rescheduled and many flights were delayed, an official said. Another flight from Silchar to Kolkata had to land at Guwahati and a flight from Agartala to Kolkata had to return. Tree branches fell on Up line between Bhadreswar and Mankundu station on Howrah-Barddhaman Main line section at 3.50 pm, at Boinchigram on Down line at 5.05 pm.

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