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MeT predicts rain in South Bengal districts in next 24 hrs

Kolkata: The regional meteorological office in Alipore has predicted some more rain in some of the South Bengal districts in the next 24 hours.
In the city, there is, however, no major forecast of rain as the deep depression formed over Gangetic West Bengal started moving towards Jharkhand. It may be mentioned that it had started raining heavily in Jharkhand.
According to an official of the Alipore MeT office, there is a prediction of heavy rainfall in some of the South Bengal districts including Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Murshidabad, West Burdwan. Odisha and East Bihar will
receive heavy to very heavy rainfall as the depression had moved towards Jharkhand. As per prediction, there will be no major rain in the city on Thursday.
It may be mentioned that huge amount of food grains were destroyed due to the heavy rain that lashed the South Bengal districts. According to the weather office, the situation improved in the districts from Tuesday.
According to a senior official of the Alipore weather office, the districts that received maximum rainfall in the past three days are Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, West Midanpore, West Burdwan. Many parts of these districts remained waterlogged even on Tuesday.
The situation continued to improve from Wednesday as the water accumulated in the area started receding. However, some parts of South Bengal remained cloudy on Wednesday while some received rainfall.
It may be mentioned that some people of Ranigunge took to the streets protesting against the prolonged load-shedding. Due to trees falling, there were power cuts in some places from Monday. People became agitated as there was a long
power cut. Police reached the spot and dispersed the protestors by resorting to lathi-charge and brought the situation under control.
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