Severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' deteriorated into a cyclonic storm on monday morning, with wind speeds ranging from 80 to 90 kilometres per hour after making landfall about midnight on sunday, according to the Met Department. The weather system, which was 150 kilometres northeast of Sagar Island at 5.30 a.m., delivered torrential rain to kolkata and West Bengal's coastal regions overnight, according to reports.
It is expected to continue northeast and diminish further, according to the department's advisory.
Kolkata had 146 mm of rain between 8.30 a.m. sunday and 5.30 a.m. monday, according to the report.

The metropolis recorded a high wind speed of 74 kmph, while Dum Dum in the city's northern outskirts reported a maximum wind speed of 91 kmph, according to the meteorological office.
Other localities in South bengal that got severe rainfall during the time were Haldia (110 mm), Tamluk (70 mm), and Nimpith (70 mm), according to the report.
The weatherman has expected additional rain in kolkata and the southern districts, including Nadia and Murshidabad, with one or two spells of heavy rain and strong surface winds until tuesday morning.

A day after Cyclone Remal ripped over the shores of bangladesh and West bengal with gusts exceeding 135 km per hour, scenes of massive devastation were seen along the state's coastal districts, with major damage to infrastructure and property.
The storm wrecked the state's and Bangladesh's beaches between Sagar Island and Khepupara, near the southwest of Mongla in the neighbouring nation, after making landfall at 8.30 p.m. on sunday, according to authorities.

Emergency workers are clearing debris and restoring electricity in the impacted areas as efforts to restore normalcy continue.
The storm has caused substantial delays to aviation, train and road transport in kolkata and other parts of southern bengal, according to officials.
The cyclone forced the cancellation of many suburban trains on the Eastern Railway (ER)'s Sealdah South division.
Train service in the region resumed around 9 a.m., according to an emergency room representative.
The kolkata airport stopped aircraft operations for 21 hours beginning sunday at midday, affecting 394 foreign and domestic flights.

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