W Bengal, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand likely to experience heavy rainfall

Depression in Bay of Bengal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin said that the observations received from Kolkata Doppler weather radar and satellite imageries indicate that the deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 12 kmph during the past sic hours.

"We have also made a decision to set up control rooms in the districts where heavy rainfall has occurred and there is a forecast of more precipitation", he added.

Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand is expected to experience heavy rainfall during next 48 to 72 hours.

In the same span of time, Midnapore, Digha and Bahrampore witnessed light rains. "Due to gusty winds, flight services got disrupted", said Airport Director Atul Dixit.

Heavy rain accompanied by wind battered southern districts of West Bengal as the Metrological department forecast more downpour and high wind till Tuesday.


Aircrafts are seen on the tarmac amidst heavy rain in Kolkata on Monday.

The rain in the city, that had hit flights, trains and road transportation yesterday, relented since last night.

Arrival of as many as 47 flights and departure of about 35 flights was rescheduled and many flights were delayed, an official said.

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

"Sea condition would be moderate to rough along and off Odisha coast", it said adding that fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea along and off Odisha coast. Another flight from Silchar to Kolkata had to land at Guwahati and a flight from Agartala to Kolkata had to return. Overhead power supply was disturbed between Cheragram and Belmuri locals of Sealdah division and nine pairs of local trains of Howrah division had to be cancelled.

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