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Heavy rain likely in S Bengal today

first_imgKolkata: Several South Bengal districts will witness moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied with strong wind in the next 24 hours, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore.An alert has been issued to the fishermen in the coastal districts, warning them not to voyage into the sea as it may remain turbulent in next two days. According to the weather office prediction, the districts like North and South 24-Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram may receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, while other South Bengal districts including Kolkata may receive moderate rainfall accompanied by wind measuring around 40-45 km per hour. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe coastal districts may witness a stronger wind of around 65 km per hour, a weather official said.According to the weather office a low pressure area was created over North Odisha and adjoining Bengal, which has brought rainfall in various parts of Bengal since Saturday morning. The situation is expected to improve from Tuesday. The prediction also says that there may be isolated rainfall in the states like Odisha, parts of Chhattisgarh and North Telangana. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe city, however, received light to moderate rainfall in various parts of the city and adjoining districts on Sunday. Rain lashed several parts of the city and the districts on Sunday evening, disrupting regular life.The states like Jharkhand, some parts of Bihar and Sikkim may also see light to moderate rains, weather experts said. The low pressure area hovering over Bay of Bengal has gained some strength, resulting in rain in the South Bengal districts.It may also be mentioned that some of the districts in South Bengal have received scattered rainfall on Sunday.The intensity of the rainfall may be reduced from Tuesday as the low pressure area over Bay of Bengal will start moving towards West and North-West Bengal, the weather office said.last_img read more