Low pressure zone to gain strength more rain likely in South Bengal


first_imgKolkata: With the low pressure trough hovering over north-west of Bay of Bengal likely to gain strength from Saturday, South Bengal districts are looking at more rainfall soon.The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore on Friday predicted that various South Bengal districts will receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours, as the low pressure zone will intensify further from Saturday morning.According to a senior official of the MeT office, districts like Murshidabad, Nadia and Birbhum may witness heavy rainfall in the next two days, while the other South Bengal districts will receive moderate to heavy rainfall. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSome of the North Bengal districts may also receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours as predicted by the weather office. The prediction also says that there may be scattered rainfall in the coastal districts of the state, due to the impact of the low pressure trough.”Rainfall will be intensified both in North and South Bengal districts from Saturday, as there is a possibility of another low pressure trough forming in Bangladesh, complicating the situation further. The situation may improve from Monday, as the low pressure trough over Bay of Bengal will lose its strength,” a weather official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was learnt that the districts like North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore will receive moderate rainfall in the next 48 hours. The city may also see scattered rainfall on Saturday and Sunday.It may be mentioned here that various parts of the city and its outskirts witnessed light to moderate rainfall on Friday afternoon, due to the presence of the low pressure trough over Bay of Bengal. The city’s sky remained cloudy from the morning. There was slow movement of traffic in some stretches in the city in the afternoon due to rain.last_img

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