Kolkata, together with a number of districts of south Bengal, skilled heavy rainfall right now owing to a melancholy that lay centered over Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in a bulletin that an “intense spell of thunderstorm with average to heavy rainfall”, in the course of the day, battered totally different components of Kolkata and its neighboring districts of North 24 Parganas, South 24 Paraganas, Howrah and Hooghly .
Commuters had a harrowing time reaching their locations as many areas within the metropolis, together with Sector V in Salt Lake, had been left waterlogged.
Fewer buses and auto-rickshaws had been seen on the roads within the morning.
An official of the Kolkata Police visitors division stated that the downpour led to visitors snarls that lasted for hours on the town’s thoroughfares.
According to the weatherman, north Kolkata and its suburbs recorded 116 mm rainfall in roughly six hours until 2.30 pm.
Similarly, 45 mm rainfall was recorded throughout that interval in Alipore, reflecting the sample of showers throughout south Kolkata.