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Heavy to very heavy rain in Gangetic West Bengal: Met dept

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Met department today forecast heavy to very heavy rain in Gangetic West till tomorrow owing to a low pressure area over northwest Bay of

While the rainfall is likely to be very heavy in the districts of West and East Midnapore, Purulia and Jhargram, it may be heavy in the other districts of south Bengal, including Kolkata, the Met forecast said.

The weatherman said that under the influence of the low pressure which is likely to become more marked, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rain is very likely over Gangetic West till tomorrow and Odisha and till Wednesday.

The system is likely to move westnorthwestward and may cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rain over during next 2 days, during August 7 to August 9 and over and during August 8 to August 10.

The western districts in the state have been receiving heavy rain since last evening and towns like and woke up to flooded roads and other low-lying areas, hampering normal life on the first day of the week.

While recorded 353.7 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am today, recorded 76 mm, while Kolkata received 43.8 mm during the same period, the Met department said.

A report from district today said that one person drowned in a swollen rivulet, 52 houses were damaged and 2,500 people affected by heavy rain.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 19:40 IST