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Heavy rain lashes Kolkata, adjoining areas

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Moderate to heavy lashed different parts of the today, leading to waterlogging of streets and snarls during the rush hours in the evening.

Several commuters were stranded in the for hours as vehicles queued up in the flooded thoroughfares.

The Met department recorded 15 mm rainfall in Kolkata till 5.30pm today.

In the adjoining districts of West Midnapore, Birbhum, North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah, the downpour was accompanied by lightning.

The weatherman has forecast heavy in isolated places of Gangetic till tomorrow morning and northern part of the state, including Darjeeling, Cooch Behar and Kalimpong, till Thursday.

Squally wind with speed reaching 35 to 45 km per hour is likely along and off the coast, the Met department said.

Fishermen have been advised against venturing into the sea over the next two days, it added.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:35 IST