Kolkata, Feb 27 : With the city and rest of south Bengal already witnessing intermittent rain and squall for three days in a row, the Met department on Wednesday predicted moderate rainfall in the state over the next two days owing to formation of western disturbance.
Rainfall is likely to occur over most places of South and North Bengal during the period, the Met department said. Thunderstorm with gusty wind and lightning is also expected in districts of Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Jhargram, East and West Burdwan and West Midnapore until February 28. On Friday, there is a forecast for moderate rain in North Bengal, a senior Met official said.
The weather office has warned that some isolated places in South Bengal are very likely to witness a storm raging up to 80 kmph. This is even as four people have already died in the state till date under the direct or indirect impact of storms and lightning. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) said that in the last 48-hours as many as 12 trees in public places got uprooted by storms. The branches of another 30 trees were snapped down to the roads by the squally wind.
Fishermen in the state have been advised not to venture into the sea before March 1. (UNI)