Kolkata: After days of scourging heat, Kolkata and most of West Bengal woke up to blinding rain and a dark sky early this morning. Torrential rain hit the city along with thunder. Downpour has also been reported in other parts of the Bengal.
Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has forecast a 48-hour rain across the state triggered by depression over the Ganges.
Traffic congestion has also hit many parts of the city. To avoid water logging, municipalities have put out pumps in areas across Kolkata to drain excess water out.