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Met forecasts heavy rain in South Bengal

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jul 2018, 05:17:40 PM
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The Met department on Friday forecast heavy to very heavy rain in the districts of south Bengal owing to a well-marked low pressure in north-west Bay of Bengal.

Heavy to very heavy rain have been forecast in districts of south Bengal, with the intensity likely to be more in the coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas.

The well-marked low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha coasts is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next two days, regional Met director G K Das said.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till July 22.

The metropolis, which has been experiencing sweltering heat for the last few days, is likely to receive heavy rain on Saturday and a few spells of rain thereafter, Das said.

Kolkata recorded the day’s highest temperature at 36.1 degree Celsius on Thursday, which is three notches above normal, while the minimum temperature was two counts above average at 28.5 degree Celsius.

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First Published : 20 Jul 2018, 05:16:58 PM