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Rains batter West Bengal, IMD warns of heavy showers for next 3 days


New Delhi: Heavy rains proceed to lash components of West Bengal, with a number of areas going through waterlogging on account of incessant showers on Thursday (June 17). The IMD has predicted extra rainfall over the next three days because the state falls below the shadow of vigorous southwest monsoon and cyclonic circulation.

“Moderate rain with spells of heavy showers are anticipated in virtually all districts of Bengal within the next three days because the southwest monsoon has turned vigorous over Gangetic West Bengal and a cyclonic circulation has fashioned on the area,” PTI quoted the Met division as saying.

Kolkata will witness an overcast sky with spells of rain or thundershowers until Saturday, the division additional predicted. The metropolis recorded 144 mm rainfall in 24 hours until 8.30 am as we speak. 

The southern half of the town together with Ballygunge Circular Road, Loudon Street, Southern Avenue and locations in Kasba, Behala and Tollygunge witnessed waterlogging on account of heavy showers. 

The climate division has additionally predicted heavy to very heavy rains and thunderstorms with gusty winds at most locations within the coastal districts and lots of components of Malnad and southern areas over the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile, for these in Delhi, Punjab and another states, the wait for monsoon will likely be a bit longer. The IMD has mentioned that the atmospheric circumstances are nonetheless not beneficial for additional advance of monsoon in Rajasthan, remaining components of Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. It has additionally warned of large-scale lightning in Bihar. 

(With company inputs)

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