Kolkata: Gusty winds and heavy rain lashed on Thursday evening, bringing down the temperature by and crippling traffic on the roads and in the air. The rest of the city experienced lightning, strong winds and moderate rain.
The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Alipore has issued a thunderstorm warning for too. Latest satellite / Radar observations indicate that Thundersquall with wind speed exceeding 60 kmph accompanied with lightning and light to moderate rain likely to affect some parts of West Midnapore , Jhargram, East Burdwan, Hooghly district(s) of Gangetic West Bengal during next 2-3 hours from 17:30 Hrs IST of today, 26th April,2018.
In the air, the gusty winds posed a threat to aircraft flying in to land in Kolkata. With the swirling wind making landing approach risky, arrivals were put on hold, leading to diversion of five flights.