Updated at 05:30 PM, October 9, 2017: As the weather system in close proximity of Kolkata continues to intensify, rainfall activity over the City of Joy also continues to increase to quite an extent. So much so that in a span of six hours, between 08:30 am and 02:30 pm today, the Alipore observatory in Kolkata recorded 56 mm of rainfall.
Not only this, the deep depression is now even closer to Kolkata and is currently stationed at about 30 km northwest of the city of Kolkata. The City of Joy is expected to witness moderate to heavy rains during the next 24 to 48 hours with squally winds gusting up to 55 kmph.
Reports of tress being uprooted have come in and more damage of this scale due to gusty winds is quite likely over the city. Residents are advised to stay indoors and stay safe and not venture out too much.
Published on October 9, 2017, 11:00 AM: The city of Kolkata has been witnessing good rains for quite some time now. So much so that there have been a few good showers as well. These rainfall activities witnessed a significant increase during the last 24 hours as well.
In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Alipore observatory recorded a good 57 mm of rainfall. Diamond Harbour in West Bengal also witnessed a whopping 70 mm of rain. Other parts of West Bengal also recorded good showers including Burdwan 25 mm, Midnapore 8 mm, Digha 7 mm, with traces of rains in Bankura and Shanti Niketan.