Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Heavy rain likely in northern Odisha

Heavy rain likely in northern Odisha

The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, throwing normal life off gear on the first working day of the week.

West Bengal, north Odisha and east Jharkhand, with heavy to very heavy precipitation at isolated places in these areas, the Met department said in its forecast till Wednesday morning.

Bhubaneswar: The depression over Gangetic West Bengal has intensified into a deep depression which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha during the next 48 hours.

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

Municipal workers fix a manhole during heavy rainfall in the city on Monday.

Waterlogging and uprooted trees blocked some thoroughfares of the city, delaying the morning rush hour traffic. Strong winds and lightning strike also affected West Bengal including Kolkata.

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Departure of flights from Kolkata airport were temporarily suspended due to bad weather. "Fishermen along Bengal coasts have been asked not to venture into the sea", added the official.

Strong gusty surface winds from the northeasterly direction in north coastal Odisha and wind from the westerly direction in south coastal Odisha with a speed of 45-55 kmph and even up to 65 kmph are likely to prevail along the Odisha coast. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said.

Three pairs of EMU local trains of the Sealdah South section and four local trains of the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line in the Howrah division of the Eastern Railway (ER) had to be cancelled because of tree branches that had fallen on overhead wires, ER spokesman R.N. Mahapatra said.

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

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