According to the Meteorological Department, rain and high winds up to 35 to 45 kmph are possible in the coastal parts of West Bengal until Tuesday morning as a result of the low-pressure area that has formed in South Chhattisgarh.
Due to heavy rains, public transportation was affected, making it difficult for people to get to their places of employment and for children to get to school. A total of 7-8 millimeters of rain have fallen in Kolkata since morning, and all the pumping stations are operating.
Heavy rain likely in these places
According to a local official, there are enough people dispatched to collect water from low-lying areas. The Meteorological Department predicted significant precipitation for the districts of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Jhargram, West Midnapore, Birbhum, Murshidabad, and Nadia up till Tuesday morning.
East Medinipur and South 24 Parganas’ coastal districts have received heavy to very severe rainfall warnings until Wednesday AM. According to a government official, fishermen have been instructed not to enter the Bay of Bengal until Tuesday. He claimed that residents of coastal areas have been urged to relocate to safer locales.