Depression to bring heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal

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Kolkata, Sep 16 (UNI) A low pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal, intensifying into a deep depression, promises heavy rainfall in the state.

The system is likely to intensify further and move from the centre of the system to East Central Bay of Bengal, local Met office today said.

Heavy rains were likely to occur at many places over Gangetic West Bengal, Met office sources said.

Rain or thundershower was likely to occur at isolated places over the sub-Himalayan West Bengal, sources added.

Met officials also predicted strong east to south-easterly winds with a speed between 55 to 65 km per hour and very rough to high seas along and off the West Bengal coasts.

Meanwhile, inclement weather paralysed life in the sea resort town of Digha as strong winds accompanied by incessant rain since last night lashed the coastal areas of East Midnapur district.

Official sources said 20 feet high waves broke the sea embankment at different places in Digha, Sankarpur, Jaldakhoti, Chandpur and brought 20 villages under sea water.

All tourists at Digha and Sankarpur left the area this morning out of panic.

Mr Shyamal Mandal, administrator Digha Development Authority, rushed to Sankarpur where the devastation was the worst, sources added.


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