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Heavy to very heavy rain in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal: Met

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The department today issued a warning that heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls in isolated places would continue to affect Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, which has been experiencing similar weather condition for the last few days.

Coochbehar was the wettest among the five Sub-Himalayan districts which also comprise Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar.

Coochbehar received 246.6 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 AM today, the department said.

Jalpaiguri recorded 77.6 mm precipitation during the same period.

The weatherman forecast heavy to very heavy rain with isolated extremely heavy falls in these five districts till August 14 and also warned that heavy rain may continue to affect these districts for another three days.

The districts in south Bengal are likely to remain cloudy with one or two spells of rain for the next three days, it said.

The department has, however, said that the districts of Birbhum, Murshidabad and Nadia may receive isolated heavy rainfall till tomorrow morning.

The metropolis, which received 30 mm rainfall in 24 hours till this morning, scored the highest in rainfall count in the southern part of the state with other districts recording little or no precipitation during the period.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 18:57 IST