With two back-to-back low strain programs forming over the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Division has issued an orange warning of heavy rain within the districts of south Bengal, together with Kolkata, over the subsequent one week.
Whereas one low strain system has shaped over the ocean on Wednesday morning and is more likely to intensify right into a despair by Thursday, a second low strain is more likely to develop over the weekend.
“Because of these two consecutive low strain programs, widespread heavy rain is predicted over the districts of south Bengal until August 25,” stated a senior official of the regional climate forecasting centre in Kolkata.
Fishermen have been suggested to not enterprise into the ocean. Meteorologists have additionally warned that there might be water logging in low mendacity areas of town and its suburbs. Water degree in rivers throughout south Bengal may additionally rise.
The color crimson is used to indicate the best degree of warning within the IMDs four-stage colour-coded climate warning system. Orange comes subsequent and denotes that administration should keep alert.
On Might 20, West Bengal was hit by cyclone Amphan with wind velocity gusting as much as 185 km per hour that killed 98 individuals whereas displacing many hundreds.