Kolkata: According to Skymet weather, Kolkata is expected to witness rains during the next 24 hours in view of a well-marked low-pressure area which is persisting in the Bay of Bengal.
The depression over the West-Central Bay of Bengal has kept moving almost parallel to the North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, triggering heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The rain bands have reached Kolkata to the east-northeast. At around 8.30 am the depression was located approximately 110 km east of Visakhapatnam in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and 185 km south-south-west of Gopalpur in Odisha.
The storm will continue to move north-east until midnight, retaining its intensity and start to weaken, thereafter.
It will bring heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over coastal Odisha and coastal Bengal for the rest of Thursday, an India Met Department (IMD) forecast said.
Heavy rain has been forecast for the North Andhra Pradesh coast. Squally winds are likely and the weather warning for fishermen stays. As for tomorrow, a heavy rain alert is valid for coastal Bengal.