'Very Heavy Rain' Likely In North Bengal, Says Weather Office

Monsoon information: Kunye river in West Bengal’s Birbhum district overflowed on Wednesday

Monsoon 2020: With the south-west monsoon being energetic in West Bengal, the most recent climate forecast has warned of heavy rainfall in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Coochbehar until Friday. The depth of rainfall is predicted to extend after that and the area is prone to get extraordinarily heavy rain until July 28. Heavy rain is probably going within the coastal districts of North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore until Saturday morning., the Met division mentioned.

Barrackpore climate station close to Kolkata recorded the very best rainfall of 64 mm, adopted by Dumdum, Salt Lake within the state capital and Burdwan, in keeping with the climate workplace.

Newest satellite tv for pc image exhibits “average to intense convection” over elements of western Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, northeast and southern Odisha, West Bengal and the northeast states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam.

A number of rivers in North Bengal, together with the Teesta, Kaljani, and Mansai are in spate as a result of heavy rain within the catchment space over the previous few days. Individuals in low-lying areas have been moved to larger grounds.

The flood state of affairs in Assam has remained grim for weeks now. Over 26 lakh individuals have been affected in 26 districts of the state. The variety of flood-related deaths climbed to 89. Morigaon district, which is witnessing floods for over one month, is without doubt one of the worst hit, with over 300 villages inundated.


Individuals shifting to safer locations with their belongings in Assam’s Morigaon

The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) has deployed 122 groups in 20 states together with 21 in Bihar and 16 in Assam. “At the moment, the main focus is on Bihar and Assam the place operations of rescue and  reduction are being carried out,” NDRF Director Basic, SN Pradhan mentioned.

(Inputs from ANI & PTI)


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