Kolkata: Weather conditions in the western districts of West Bengal, which are being lashed by heavy rains, are likely to improve from Thursday, the Met department said.
West Burdwan, Bankura and Purulia have received very heavy rains since Saturday, leading to inundation of several areas, while the rivers in this region are in spate due to excessive precipitation in catchment areas.
Bankura recorded 116.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am this morning, the highest in the state for the day, while Asansol in West Burdwan followed closely at 101.8 mm, the Met department said.
The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rains in the districts of Gangetic West Bengal for the next three days.
Kolkata, which had an overcast sky throughout the day, received one or two spells of light to moderate rain in some parts.