W Bengal, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand likely to experience heavy rainfall

W Bengal, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand likely to experience heavy rainfall

W Bengal, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand likely to experience heavy rainfall

The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, hampering functioning of offices and business establishments on the first working day of the week. Two passengers reportedly had minor injuries.

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. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said. As many as 23 domestic flights have been diverted from the airport.

All disruption happened due to cross winds. Ferry services from Howrah station were suspended due to rough weather.

Many schools reopened today after the Durga Puja vacation and students were inconvenienced due to the heavy rain.

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Owing to the inclement weather up and down Asansol-Tata Express, Andal-Jasidih Passenger and Jasidih-Banka Passenger had to be cancelled and some mail/express trains were delayed enroute, he said. Currently, it is lying to the south of Bangladesh.Model predictions show that the low pressure will move in a westerly direction and get into the land mass crossing Odisha, adjoining West Bengal and Jharkhand. "The system is very likely to move slowly west-northwestwards initially during next 24 hours and move northwards thereafter", a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department said.

IMD expects heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and heavy rains over Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, Telangana, Rayalaseema and North Interior Karnataka today.

Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail along and off north Odisha coast during the next 24 hours.
. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea during the period.

"All trains of South Eastern Railway are running as per schedule and there is no disruption so far", SER spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said.

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