Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha in next 24 hours

Depression in Bay of Bengal

"Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph would prevail over interior parts of Gangetic West Bengal during next 48 hours", it said.

West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha are expected to receive heavy rainfall duirng the next 24 hours.

Bhubaneswar Met office said, the upper air cyclonic circulation over North Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has formed into a low pressure area over the bay and adjoining south Bangladesh.

A portion of glass wall of an aero bridge collapsed at Kolkata airport due to heavy winds.

Heavy to very heavy rain ranged from 7 cm to 20 cm, while extremely heavy rain measured above 20 cm, the MeT department explained.

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Asansol, Raniganj and Durgapur in the western part of the state have been experiencing heavy rain and squally winds since the morning, which have led trees being uprooted and waterlogging at some places. Strong winds and lightning strike also affected West Bengal including Kolkata.

State of sea is very likely to be rough to very rough along & off north Odisha coast during next 24 hours for which fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea.
. Services were disrupted at city's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as arrival of five odd flights and departure of about eight flights was cancelled due the inclement weather. A flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala.

Landing of 47 in-bound flights and departure of about 35 flights was rescheduled and many flights were delayed, an official said.

As per PTI, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi, respectively.

Train services in all the sections of Eastern Railway are normal till 11:00 am except for a slight delay in the running of some EMU locals owing to the weather condition, ER spokesman R N Mahapatra said.

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