Due to the low pressure area over the eastern part, heavy rains continued in many districts of West Bengal, Odisha, and Jharkhand on Wednesday, and there is a possibility of rain on Thursday as well. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in many districts of West Bengal till October 5 due to the area of South-West Jharkhand and North Chhattisgarh.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain at most places in the state during this period. Due to the south-west monsoon, Odisha has received heavy rain in the last 24 hours and the weather office has predicted heavy rain for another day.
The Meteorological Department office said that light to moderate rain has continued in at least 11 districts of Odisha since Wednesday morning. The average monthly rainfall in the state in October is 114.7 mm, whereas from October 1 to October 3, the average rainfall has been 57.3 mm till 5.30 pm.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange Alert’ in Odisha, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall (seven to 20 cm) in Sundergarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj districts till 8.30 am on Wednesday. .
The Meteorological Department office said that heavy rain may occur at one or two places in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, and Jagatsinghpur districts.
An official of the Meteorological Department said that the effect of low pressure is also visible in Jharkhand, and rains are continuing here too. Dhurki in Garhwa district received the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state till Tuesday. He told that from October 1 to October 3, 78 mm of water has rained in the state compared to the normal rainfall of 11.7 mm.
Many places in West Bengal including Kolkata received heavy rain at night and on Wednesday morning. The Meteorological Department on Tuesday had predicted heavy rain in Jhargram, West Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Bardhaman, Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum, and Murshidabad districts of South Bengal during this period.
It was also said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Malda, and North and South Dinajpur districts of North Bengal till October 5.
At the same time, due to rain continuing in many parts of Kerala on Wednesday, relief camps have been opened at some places and holiday has been declared in educational institutions in low-lying areas of some districts.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), no specific warning of rain has been issued for any district, but there is a possibility of moderate rain with thunderstorms in the state till October 5.
Relief camps have been opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, and Kottayam districts, which have received heavy rains in the last few days. The district administration has declared holiday for all educational institutions including schools and colleges in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
Holiday has also been declared for schools located in flood affected areas of Kottayam, and schools which are being used as relief camps. Officials said similar steps have been taken in Cherthala taluk of Alappuzha district.
The Disaster Management Authority has urged people living in high altitude areas and coastal areas to maintain extra vigilance in view of the continuous rains. The authority said that due to fear of strong winds and bad weather, fishing ban continues in Kerala and Lakshadweep.