Heavy rains predicted in parts of Bengal

Kolkata
21 Jul 2017

The southern and western districts of West Bengal are likely to receive isolated heavy rainfall in the next five days owing to an active monsoon trough, the Met department said here today.
"Monsoon trough is passing through the southern and western districts of West Bengal and as a result of that, isolated places in this region are likely to receive heavy rains in the next five days," regional Met director G K Das said. "A circulation is also likely to occur in Gangetic West Bengal from Monday, which will also lead to increased rainfall in the area," he said. The Met department has forecast isolated heavy rains in the districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar in north Bengal till Saturday, following which rainfall activity in these places will decrease.
Birbhum received the highest precipitation in the state in 24 hours till 8.30 am this morning, recording 83.8 mm of rains. Other places which recorded significant amount of rainfall during the same period are Bankura (40.2 mm), Asansol (15.9 mm), Baharampur (17 mm) and Diamond Harbour (10.4 mm), the Met department said.