The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rain within the districts of south Bengal, together with Kolkata, due to a low strain growing over the Bay of Bengal.
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That is the second low strain to type in lower than every week’s span and meteorologists apprehend that this might result in a flood-like scenario in some districts of south Bengal.
The coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas would bear the utmost brunt of the rain. Kolkata can also be anticipated to obtain heavy rain.
“We’re apprehensive that the water degree in lots of rivers would rise. There are probabilities that low mendacity areas would get inundated. City areas, together with Kolkata and its outskirts, might face water logging and site visitors congestion,” stated Sanjib Bandyopadhyay deputy director basic of the IMD’s regional climate forecasting centre in Kolkata.
A low strain that fashioned final week had triggered heavy rain in some districts of south Bengal. Because the rain coincided with the spring tide, the coast areas witnessed excessive waves and the rivers swelled.
Just a few hundred households needed to be evacuated at Sagar in South 24 Parganas after river water gushed into the villages. River water had additionally entered villages in Bankura, North 24 Pargana, East Midnapore and Burdwan. In Bankura some villages have been just about reduce off because the river water began flowing over a bridge.
“A second low strain is predicted to type on August 24. We predict rain until August 27. The depth of the rain could be most on August 25 and 26. The coastal districts would obtain the utmost rain on these two days,” stated a senior officer.
The IMD has suggested fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean as robust winds might lash the coastal areas.