Heavy rain forecast in five south Bengal districts

Kolkata, Sep 7: The MeT department today forecast heavy rain in five districts of south Bengal till tomorrow as a low pressure that was existing over Gangetic West Bengal was moving over to Bihar and Jharkhand.

West Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura, Burdwan and Birbhum districts are very likely to receive heavy rain till tomorrow afternoon, the weatherman said.


The low pressure that existed over Bay of Bengal and south Bangladesh has weakened and is moving over to neighbouring Bihar and Jharkhand.

Sriniketan in Birbhum district received 82.2 mm rainfall, the highest in 24 hours from 8.30 AM yesterday.

Neighbouring Bankura and Asansol received 39.8 mm and 60.4 mm rainfall during the same period, the MeT department said.

Kolkata, which received scanty rainfall despite an overcast sky today, recorded the day's highest temperature at 31.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below average.


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