Met Dept Forecasts Heavy Rains Across Bengal In Coming Days

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Kolkata: The southern districts of West Bengal are likely to receive heavy rains in the next two to three days, the Met department said here on Thursday.

Following a dry spell for the last one week, monsoon has become active again in Gangetic West Bengal and this will lead to wet weather for the next two to three days, regional Met director G K Das said.

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There is likelihood of spells of heavy rain in Kolkata and the districts of North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore, West Midnapore and Jhargram, Das said. The weather office has also forecast isolated heavy rains in the districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar and Alipurduar till tomorrow.

The metropolis, which has been receiving spells of rain since last night, has received 54.9 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 AM today.

The other places in south Bengal that received considerable amount of rainfall during the same period are Digha (41 mm) and Diamond Harbour (55 mm), the weather department said.