Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Heavy rainfall expected in Bihar, Odisha in coming days

Heavy rainfall expected in Bihar, Odisha in coming days

The city bore the brunt of the deluge, with a large number of its thoroughfares waterlogged and unending traffic snarls following the formation of a very deep depression over the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north Bay of Bengal.

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

"Under the influence of deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal, heavy to very heavy (7-20cm) rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy (over 20cm) fall is likely over Gangetic West Bengal during next 48 hours", it said.

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Odisha is likely to experience rain in the next 24 hours as the deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal has weakened and moved west-northwestwards and at a place about 350 km north of Paradip today, IMD said.

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State of Sea is very likely to be rough to very rough along and off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts.

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"At 45 places in the city, trees got uprooted and at least three lamp posts got damaged due to rain". Strong winds and lightning strike also affected West Bengal including Kolkata. However, Bankura, Purulia, Burdman, and Birbhum are expected to receive moderate to heavy rain today as these cities are in proximity to the weather system. A flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala.

As per PTI, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi, respectively. About 30 flights set for arrival had to be rescheduled.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea during the period.

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

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