KOLKATA: Moderate to heavy rains lashed all parts of West Bengal and Sikkim on Monday. However, no casualties due to the rains have been reported yet.
In a special weather bulletin, Regional Meteorological Centre, Alipore said that heavy to very heavy rains occurred at isolated places over Sikkim and Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts of West Bengal whereas heavy rains occurred at isolated parts of Darjeeling, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal.
The Met department stated that up to 2 cm rainfall was recorded in the districts. It stated that an upper air cyclonic circulation at 1.5 km above the mean sea level was hovering above western Assam and adjoining sub-Himalayan West Bengal whereas a cyclonic circulation was also lying over northwestern Bay of Bengal at 5.8 km to 7.6 km above the sea level.
The Met department warned of heavy to very heavy rains between 7 and 20 cm to lash Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Kalimpong districts of north Bengal on Tuesday whereas heavy to very heavy rains between 7 and 20 cm is also expected in Purba Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas whereas heavy rainfall of 7-11 cm is expected in rest of south Bengal districts on Tuesday.