Weather improves in Kolkata, heavy rain in western districts

Casey Dawson
October 11, 2017

The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, throwing normal life off gear on the first working day of the week.

Squally wind speed reaching upto 3040 kmph and gusting to 50 km per hour is very likely to prevail over northern parts of Gangetic West Bengal, eastern and central Bihar, northeastern parts of Jharkhand and subHimalayan West Bengal till late in the evening and decrease thereafter, he added.

"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.

A portion of glass wall of an aero bridge collapsed at Kolkata airport due to heavy winds.

Waterlogging and uprooted trees blocked some thoroughfares of the city, delaying the morning rush hour traffic.

The state of sea very likely to be rough to very rough along and off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts and fishermen are advised not to venture into sea during next 24 hours.

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Eight AI flights scheduled to depart from Kolkata and five slated for arrival had been cancelled till 3.30 pm, the senior official said.

Municipal workers fix a manhole during heavy rainfall in the city on Monday.

Under the impact of the system there would be strong gusty surface wind from southwesterly direction with speed reaching 35-45 KMPH gusting to 55 KMPH along and off Odisha coast. A flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala.

Suburban train services in Sealdah south and main line sections and Howrah-Barddhaman chord and main line were affected after trees fell on the railway tracks.

"All trains of South Eastern Railway are running as per schedule and there is no disruption so far", SER spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said.

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