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Heavy rains hit Kolkata, MeT forecasts 48-hour downpour in Bengal

After days of scourging heat, Kolkata and most of West Bengal woke up to blinding rain and a dark sky early this morning.

As the temperature dropped to 29 degree Celsius, torrential rain hit the city along with strong winds and thunder. Downpour has also been reported in Nadia, Purulia and Malda districts.

The skies have been so dark since morning that drivers resorted to using headlights in the day time.

Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has forecast a 48-hour rain across the state triggered by depression over the Ganges.

While the rain comes as a relief after sweating through days in 40 degree Celsius, it also brings along waterlogged streets and chances of more lightning-related accidents.

Kolkata Traffic Police has reported waterlogging on the Howrah bridge, 2nd Hooghly Bridge, and Gariahat flyover. Traffic congestion has also hit many parts of the city.

Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has forecast a 48-hour rain across the state triggered by depression over the Ganges.

While the rain comes as a relief after sweating through days in 40 degree Celsius, it also brings along waterlogged streets and chances of more lightning-related accidents.

Kolkata Traffic Police has reported waterlogging on the Howrah bridge, 2nd Hooghly Bridge, and Gariahat flyover. Traffic congestion has also hit many parts of the city.

 

 

 

 

News credit : Indiatoday

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