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Dark clouds cover the skyline of Bhubaneswar on Sunday | biswanath swain
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to occur over north Odisha and Jharkhand during the next 48 hours, the bulletin said, adding that heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to take place over south Odisha on October 10.
. The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, hampering functioning of offices and business establishments on the first working day of the week.
Squally wind, reaching a speed of up to 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph, is very likely to prevail over Gangetic West Bengal and 3040 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is likely over adjoining areas of Jharkhand till this evening and gradually decrease thereafter, the Met department said in its forecast. All thanks to the deep depression prevailing over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining areas for the last 24 hours. However, Bankura, Purulia, Burdman, and Birbhum are expected to receive moderate to heavy rain today as these cities are in proximity to the weather system.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till Wednesday morning, the Met department said.
Asansol, Raniganj and Durgapur in the western part of the state have been experiencing heavy rain and squally winds since the morning, which have led trees being uprooted and waterlogging at some places. "Due to gusty winds, flight services got disrupted", said Airport Director Atul Dixit.
Departure of flights from Kolkata airport were temporarily suspended due to bad weather. About 30 flights set for arrival had to be rescheduled. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said.
Suburban train services in Sealdah south and main line sections and Howrah-Barddhaman chord and main line were affected after trees fell on the railway tracks.
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