5 states get heavy rainfall
The Meteorological Department has said a depression in the Bay of Bengal, which has brought heavy rain to parts ofTamil Nadu and Puducherry is presently moving in a north-northeast direction and is likely to intensify through out today. Assam too has been recovering from heavy rain. Kerala has also seen heavy rain over the past two days, with more rain predicted in the coming days. There has been flooding in some parts of the state and emergency meetings have been called by the administration. West Bengal too has been bracing itself, with the storm predicted to move northwards.