Several low-lying areas and thoroughfares in Kolkaya lay inundated at this time as heavy rain continued to lash components of Bengal, with the climate division predicting extra downpour over the subsequent three days beneath the affect of a vigorous southwest monsoon and a cyclonic circulation.
According to the Met division, Kolkata recorded 144 mm rainfall in 24 hours until 8:30 am.
The southern components of Kolkata obtained extra rainfall than the north, leaving streets and alleys waterlogged in Ballygunge Circular Road, Loudon Street, Southern Avenue and locations in Kasba, Behala and Tollygunge.
With the state authorities easing COVID-19 curbs and places of work partially opening up within the metropolis and elsewhere, individuals had a troublesome time wading by knee-deep water to achieve their locations.
Traffic got here to a halt in some areas as autos moved slowly by the flooded thoroughfares.
Canning in South 24 Parganas district registered most rainfall in West Bengal throughout the 24-hour interval at 178.6 mm, whereas Bankura obtained 133.2 mm rain, the climate division stated.
Moderate to heavy showers had been additionally recorded in some locations of north Bengal.
Darjeeling skilled greater than 70 mm rainfall.
The weatherman additional defined that average rain with spells of heavy showers are anticipated in virtually all districts of Bengal within the subsequent three days because the southwest monsoon has turned vigorous over Gangetic West Bengal and a cyclonic circulation has fashioned on the area.
It forecast an overcast sky with spells of rain or thundershowers in Kolkata until Saturday.
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