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Heavy rains likely in next 2 days: Met office

Statesman News Service |

 As the news of the Mother&’s canonisation reached Kolkata, the sky opened up with thundershowers and rains. While the morning saw the sun shining strongly by late afternoon, the clouds were back over the cityscape soon.

A low pressure in the Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal will bring heavy rains in most places of the Gangetic West Bengal, the regional MeT director said here on Sunday.

“A cyclonic circulation over north of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a low pressure and will bring rains in all districts of Gangetic West Bengal with isolated heavy rains in the next two days,” regional MeT director G K Das said.

Intermittent rains have begun in the districts since Sunday morning and has cooled down the weather, which has been warm and humid for the past several days leading to discomfort among people.

The West Bengal government is keeping an eye on the situation, but there is no fear of floods in south Bengal at present. “Water level in the rivers and reservoirs is well below danger level and there is no fear of floods at present,” state minister for irrigation Rajib Banerjee said.

“However, we are on active alert and are keeping a watch on embankments and other relevant places round the-clock,” Banerjee said. The city has recorded 38.6 mm rainfall in 24 hours since Saturday morning, the MeT department said.