Heavy Rain Forecast In Gangetic WB

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Kolkata: The Met department on Thursday forecast heavy rain in several districts of Gangetic West Bengal, while the sub-Himalayan West Bengal districts which are reeling under floods are likely to receive one or two spells of precipitation.

Isolated heavy rain is likely over the districts of East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North and South 24 Parganas, , Howrah, Hooghly and Jhargram districts till tomorrow, the Met department said.

The sub-Himalayan districts of the state, which have been affected by floods owing to very heavy rains since last week, are likely to receive one or two spells of rain in the next couple of days.

Asansol in the western part of the state received the highest rainfall at 37 mm in 24 hours till 8.30 am today.

The metropolis received 23 mm rainfall during the period, while Bankura closely followed at 22 mm, the Met department said.

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