Downpour, Kolkata reported the maximum rainfall of September in 13 years following incessant downpour in the metropolis and its neighbouring districts. As several regions were submerged and transport services hampered. Indicating no ministration, the Met Department foretell light to moderate rain in all districts of south Bengal, Following with one or two spells of heavy rainfall and thundershowers, till Tuesday morning.
The Met office said Kolkata received 142 mm of rain in 24 hours till 8.30 am. Over 100 mm during the six-hour span from 1 am to 7 am.
The metropolis had recorded 174.4 mm of rainfall on September 25 in 2007. Submerged thoroughfares and low-lying locations compounded problems for passengers, who struggled to find public transport amid the torrential rain. The traffic growl on the first working day of the week.
The drainage pumping stations of KMC detailed 136 mm rain at Dhapa, 115 mm at Kalighat and 109 mm at Ballygunge overnight.
The Met office declares that the cyclonic movement causes heavy showering over Kolkata, both 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Medinipur. The monsoon trench is also active over south Bengal.
Canning (113.4 mm) and Diamond Harbour (83.6 mm) in South 24 Parganas, and Dum Dum (95 mm) in the northern outskirts of Kolkata received rainfall, Met Department data showed. Salt Lake received 142.8 mm of rain.
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