Kolkata, August 16: The torrential rains in Kolkata have not only impacted the traffic on the ground but also affected air traffic. Flight operations have been disrupted at the Kolkata Airport due to heavy rainfall and lighting, said reports. Kolkata on Friday experienced downpour after having a below par monsoon this season. Monsoon 2019: IMD Forecasts 99% Rainfall in August, 100% in September.
As per the latest update, the arrival of four flights and departure of more than five flights have been put on hold due to the weather. Kolkata Sees Driest July in 10 Years With Less Rains, While Mumbai Records Wettest Month in 112 Years.
Kolkata experienced downpour along with lighting on Friday. One person died and 15 were injured due to a lightening strike at the Victoria Memorial Complex.
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Flight operations have been disrupted at Kolkata Airport due to heavy rainfall and lightning. The arrival of 4 flights and departure of more than 5 flights have been put on hold.
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of the city resulting in water-logging at various places. An alert regarding heavy rains has been issued due to cyclonic circulation over Bangaldesh. Several districts have been put on alert in West Bengal for the next 48 hours.
Heavy rains continues to lash other regions and states in India after wreaking havoc in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Rajasthan has seen torrential rains in the past 24 hours and villages have been flooded. Kerala, Gujarat and Bihar have also been freeling under heavy rains.