Deep depression may cause heavy rain in south Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 17 (PTI) The MeT department today forecastheavy rain in most districts of south Bengal, including themetropolis, till tomorrow as the result of a deep depressionnear the coastal town of Digha in the southern tip of WestBengal. "A deep depression near Digha will cause heavy rain inmost south Bengal districts, including Kolkata," regionalMeT Director G C Debnath said. "The deep depression will cause heavy to very heavy rainin the next two days in Odisha and Jharkhand as well," Debnathsaid. While many districts in south Bengal experienced moderaterain and gusty wind since morning owing to the deepdepression, Digha recorded the highest rainfall at 38.6 mm. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into thesea owing to rough conditions. PTI AMR MDIKA

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