The state of West Bengal has received heavy to very heavy rains in the month of July resulting in excess rainfall for the state. In fact, the month of August also did see a rainy beginning. Adjoining areas of Bihar and Jharkhand also saw some good rains during the last week.
During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am, Alipore observatory in Kolkata saw 38 mm of moderate rains whereas Malda recorded 14 mm of rains and Shanti Niketan 6 mm.
The recent rains have occurred due to a Cyclonic circulation, which is currently over Bangladesh and adjoining areas. The system is expected to persist over the next two to three days.
Due to this system, most parts of West Bengal are expected to see good rains with heavier showers in some parts. The northern part of the state including Malda, Bankura, Dinajpur, North 24 Parganas will be the ones seeing heavier rains, whereas Diamond Harbour Hooghly, Kolkata may see light to moderate rains.
Rains are also expected over parts of Northeast Bihar including the cities of Purnea, Katihar Araria, Bhagalpur, Kishanganj. In fact, the northeastern parts of Jharkhand including Dumka, Deoghar may see moderate rains while the rest of the state will see light rains. These rain activities over the three states will persist for the next three days or so.