Cyclone Jawad: Rain lashes Kolkata, southern parts of West Bengal

Heavy rain will occur in some isolated parts of south Bengal, including coastal areas of South 24 Parganas and Purba

Published on Dec 05, 2021 02:38 PM IST 7 Photos

Rain lashed Kolkata and other southern parts of West Bengal on Sunday with cyclonic storm Jawad laying centred 180 km from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.(ANI)

The West Bengal government stopped ferry services on the Hooghly River and urged tourists not to visit seaside resorts such as Digha, Mandarmani, Bakkhali, Frazerganj, and other coastal areas on the weekend.(ANI)

The India Meteorological Department forecast that the cyclonic storm will move north-northeastwards towards the West Bengal coast before weakening into a deep depression during the day.(ANI)

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Farmers carry a harvested crop for transportation to market after the authorities ordered to harvest matured crops to save from the effect of the cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.(AFP)

"With the system likely to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast towards West Bengal and develop into a well-marked low pressure area, light to moderate rainfall has begun in Kolkata, Howrah, North and South 24 Parganas, and Purba and Paschim Medinipur districts," an official said.(PTI)

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