Heavy rains lash sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal
Cooch Behar received 153 mm rainfall since Thursday, the highest in the state. The neighbouring Jalpaiguri district received 69.2 mm rainfall, while the hill town of Darjeeling received 4.2 mm rains, the MeT department said.
Sriniketan recorded the day’s highest temperature in the state at 35.4 degrees Celsius, while Kolkata recorded maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius. In gangetic West Bengal, Bankura, Burdwan, Asansol and Sriniketan received 13.8 mm, 4.5 mm, 19.1 mm, 9.1 mm rainfall respectively since Thursday.
The MeT department has predicted heavy rains for the sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri in the next one day. It predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rains or thunderstorm in the next two to three days for gangetic West Bengal.