Owing to the possibility of formation of a low pressure area in north Bay of Bengal might result into heavy to very heavy rain to occur in South Bengal, the Met Department said on Sunday.
One or two places in Kolkata, along with neighbouring Howrah and Hooghly districts are also expected to experience heavy rain on Tuesday, causing waterlogging and traffic snarls, it said.He further cautioned that the districts of South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Purulia and Bankura of heavy rainfall, the intensity of which will increase from Tuesday.
The weatherman further added that an active monsoon in Gangetic West Bengal, coupled with the low pressure is predicted to lead to widespread rain in the region. Embankments of some rivers in coastal areas of South 24 Parganas district have been damaged by heavy rainfall and high tidal waves, leading to inundation of agricultural fields, sources said. Major losses in yields is feared by the farmers yields as the saline water in the fields could destroy crops, including paddy, vegetables and also sweet water fish.
Momentary respite from the continuous downpour is being experienced in the southern districts of the state that were earlier experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall over the past week owing to an earlier low pressure area in northwest Bay of Bengal which have now been moved away.