Kolkata: Heavy and continuous rains lashed most parts of the city from Monday night and well into Tuesday with the Met department predicting the wet conditions to prevail for the next 24 to 48 hours.
According to the Met department, several parts of Kolkata and other cities in West Bengal witnessed heavy rain. Private weather monitoring agency Skymet Weather reported that the city received 144mm of rain in 24 hours starting 0830hrs on Monday. This, the agency said, has been the heaviest spell of rain this season.
Kolkata Police has issued an advisory for people close to the riverine front of the city and has said it is ready to deal with any sort of emergency.
The monsoon can be perilous, especially on the riverine front of the city. With state-of-the-art jet skies at their disposal, the River Traffic Police is ready to meet any kind of contingencies. pic.twitter.com/uGkfkim5nE
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) June 25, 2018
There have also been reports of waterlogging from various parts of the city with commuters facing long traffic snarls.
Again heavy rain in #Kolkata .. waterlogged everywhere. Too crowded in Metro .. transport problem.. totally mood off. Not enjoying the rain today.. ??????????????
— Mithun Basu (@chumki007) June 25, 2018
Many though took to Twitter to express their joy.
" Some people feel the rain .
Others just get wet ."
Bob Marley ?? pic.twitter.com/QqTWf2HQnN
— Shashwata Bhaumik (@Shashwatab) June 25, 2018
— Nitesh Sharma (@banglatalkies) June 25, 2018
Monsoon rains are expected to continue lashing West Bengal, Odisha and parts of Jharkhand and Bihar even as northern Indian states continue to battle an intense heat wave.