AFTER TWO years of restricted movement owing to thepandemic, revellers on Saturday took to pandal hopping in the city with vigour on Sasthi, the first day of the Durga Puja festival. However, rain played spoilsport as heavy showers lashed different parts of and its outskirts.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), scattered to fairly widespread light or moderate showers with isolated heavy rain (64.5 mm-115.5 mm) are very likely over Gangetic West Bengal on Saptami and Ashtami (October 2 and 3). Heavy rains are likely over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal on Navami (October 4). Also, light rainfall accompanied by isolated thunder is possible for the next three days.
Kolkata, Bankura, Bardhaman, Birbhum, Howrah, Hooghly, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur, Purulia, South 24 Parganas and Uttar Dinajpur districts of West Bengal are among the places at which rain has been forecast in next three days.