Depression in Bay of Bengal, more rains to drench Odisha

11 October, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Low pressure to trigger heavy rains in Odisha in next 24 hours

Heavy rains accompanied by squally winds left two persons dead, hit flight and train movements, and disrupted normal life in Kolkata and its surrounding districts on Monday.

While the Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi respectively, a flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala.

The depression system, which lay centred east-northeast of Balasore and northeast of Paradip, is likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, the meteorological centre here said.

Squally wind reaching a speed of 45 to 55 km per hour, gusting to 65 km per hour would prevail along and off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts, it said. Most schools and colleges in the state reopened on Monday post the Durga Puja break but had to declare a holiday owing to the turbulent weather.

"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. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said. The condition of the sea off the coast of Odisha will be rough and fishermen have been advised against venturing into the waters.


Arrival of as many as 47 flights and departure of about 35 flights was rescheduled and many flights were delayed, an official said.

According to railway officials, the suburban and long distance train services of both Eastern and South Eastern Railways were affected slightly in the morning due to the rains.

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

The incessant rain not only affected flights but also resulted in waterlogging in and around the airport, adding to the passengers' woes.

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