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Thunderstorm, strong winds lash N Bengal

Kolkata: Rains, along with strong winds, lashed some of the North Bengal districts on Saturday afternoon, creating inconvenience for people.
Slow traffic movement was reported in some parts following the rain. The districts that have received the maximum rainfall are North and South Dinajpur and Malda in North Bengal while various parts of Birbhum also witnessed thunderstorm.
According to the weather office, there are predictions of wind measuring around 50-60 km per hour sweeping through various districts in North Bengal that will bring down the temperature and provide respite to the people from the sweltering heat. The city dwellers are however facing a sultry weather, especially during the day time.
The regional Meteorological centre at Alipore predicted that the city and its adjoining districts may witness thunderstorms during the evening hours in the next few days.
Wind measuring around 60-70 km per hour may also sweep through some of the South Bengal districts, along with moderate rainfall.
The weather office also said nor'wester may hit districts including Purulia, East and West Burdwan, Birbhum, West Midnapore, North and South 24-Parganas in the next 48 hours. There is also prediction of light to moderate rains in these areas.
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