Heavy rains likely in Gangetic Ben­gal as Cy­clone Titli moves north­east­wards

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Kolkata: The Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment on Fri­day warned of heavy to very heavy rain­fall in the Gangetic West Ben­gal till Satur­day as the cy­clonic storm Titli, which has weak­ened into a deep de­pres­sion, moved towards north­east.

The storm sys­tem is very likely to fur­ther lose steam and turn into a de­pres­sion as it moves through Odisha and en­ter the Gangetic West Ben­gal af­ter re­curv­ing north­east­wards fol­low­ing land­fall at Gopalpur in Gan­jam district of Odisha, the weath­er­man said.

It is, how­ever, likely to cause heavy to very heavy rain in the Gangetic West Ben­gal, with North and South 24 Par­ganas, East and West Mid­na­pore, Jhar­gram, East Bur­d­wan, Howrah and Hooghly dis­tricts to be af­fected the most.

Heavy rain is likely in Kolkata, Bankura, Pu­ru­lia, Birb­hum, Mur­shid­abad, Malda, North and South Di­na­jpur dis­tricts till Satur­day.

Fish­er­men have been ad­vised not to ven­ture into the sea along and off the coasts West Ben­gal and Odisha, deep sea ar­eas of North and Cen­tral Bay of Ben­gal till Satur­day ow­ing to rough to very rough sea con­di­tion.

Squall with speed of 45 to 55 kmph, gust­ing to 65 kmph will pre­vail along and off

the coasts of West Ben­gal and Odisha, the MET de­part­ment said.

Tourists at Digha and ad­ja­cent sea-side re­sorts have been ad­vised not to get into any sea-bound ac­tiv­i­ties till Satur­day.

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