Large parts of West Bengal and Odisha will face heavy rainfall in the next three days, the MET department said on Thursday, 30 July. The rains are a result of Cyclone 'Komen', which will hit the Bangladesh coast today. Komen currently lies 300 kms east-southeast of Kolkata. After making landfall in Bangladesh, it will move west-north-westwards and weaken gradually.
Rainfall to continue till August 1
"Rainfall would occur at most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy at isolated places over the Gangetic West Bengal on July 30-31 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places on August 1," IMD's Cyclone Warning Division said.
"Isolated places in Odisha will also witness heavy to very heavy rainfall at most places today and heavy to very heavy rains at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rains on July 31 and August 1," the division further said.
Northeastern states and Jharkhand to be affected as well
There would be rains at most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the north-eastern states of Mizoram, Tripura and south Assam on July30 and 31. Jharkhand will also witness heavy to very heavy rains on July 31 and August 1.
"Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail along and off West Bengal and north Odisha coasts during next 48 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail over Mizoram and Tripura commencing from this evening for next 24 hours and over Gangetic West Bengal from tomorrow morning. Sea condition would be high over north Bay of Bengal during the same period," the Cyclone Warning Division added.
(With inputs from PTI.)