Rains lashed Kolkata and its neighbouring districts on Saturday because the Southwest monsoon entered southern West Bengal, climate officers stated.
Intermittent showers have been reported from totally different components of the town since 8 am, inflicting site visitors snarls at Ruby crossing, Tollygunge, Exide crossing, Esplanade, Vivekananda Highway and Shyambazar five-point crossing, police stated.
Southwest monsoon has superior into some components of southern West Bengal, Regional Met Centre director Sanjib Bandyopadhyay informed PTI.
“Japanese components of Northern Restrict of Monsoon (NLM) passes by means of Haldia, Bardhaman, Dumka, Banka and Motihari. Total North Bengal was already coated yesterday 17.06.2022,” the climate workplace stated in a press release.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated in components of Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts within the subsequent 24 hours, it added.
Beneath the impression of an east-west trough, heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in sub-Himalayan West Bengal.
Within the 24 hours until 8.30 am, 35 cm rainfall was recorded in Buxa and 23 cm rainfall in Hasimara.
The climate workplace warned of landslides in Darjeeling and Kalimpong as a consequence of intense rains, and an increase in water ranges of Teesta, Jaldhaka, Sankosh and Torsha.