Weather improves in Bengal as low pressure shifts to Jharkhand

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Kolkata | August 22, 2016 8:15 PM

Inclement weather in south Bengal abated from noon as a low pressure, that caused heavy rain for two days, passed over to Jharkhand and east Madhya Pradesh with reduced strength.

Bankura received 172.6 mm rainfall, the highest in the state, in 24 hours from yesterday, the Met department said.(Source: IE)Bankura received 172.6 mm rainfall, the highest in the state, in 24 hours from yesterday, the Met department said.(Source: IE)

Inclement weather in south Bengal abated from noon today as a low pressure, that caused heavy rain for two days, passed over to Jharkhand and east Madhya Pradesh with reduced strength.

Bankura received 172.6 mm rainfall, the highest in the state, in 24 hours from yesterday, the Met department here said.

Other places which also received heavy to very heavy rainfall are Burdwan (169.1 mm), Sriniketan (130.6 mm), Asansol (94.2 mm) and Diamond Harbour (67.8 mm).

Kolkata recorded 63.7 mm rainfall in 24 hours from yesterday morning as the day’s highest temperature today was recorded at 28.4 degree Celsius, the weatherman said.

The Met department has forecast generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain during next two days in south Bengal districts as also in north Bengal.

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