IMD has predicted moderate to heavy rain in entire South Bengal in the next 72 hours. 


On Sunday, it rained in many parts of South West Bengal including Kolkata, affecting the Durga Puja celebrations.

The festival is being organized on a large scale after a gap of two years, but the pandals were flooded due to rain.

Kashi Bose Lane Puja Samiti spokesperson Soumen Dutta said, "People are coming to us despite the rain. We will pray to Mother Goddess so that the situation does not worsen."

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rains in entire South Bengal in the next 72 hours.

The Meteorological Department has predicted moderate rains over most parts of South Bengal and one or two places in Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas and Birbhum districts during this period.

The Meteorological Department had recently predicted the formation of a cyclonic circulation in the north-west part of the Bay of Bengal on October 1.

Director of the Regional Office of the Meteorological Department G.


Das had said that due to this there is a possibility of torrential rains in Kolkata and other southern districts of the state on October 2, Mahasaptami.

It is noteworthy that in Bengal, the main festival of Durga Puja lasts for four days, starting from Mahasaptami to Mahadashami.

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Kolkata recorded 31 mm of rain on Saturday, with some areas receiving rain and other parts dry.

The figures of rain on Sunday were being compared. 

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