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IMD: South-west monsoon knocked in WB, heavy rain forecast for next 5 days; “Orange alert” in Mumbai

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: According to the information given by the India Meteorological Department, due to the influence of Southwest Monsoon wind, heavy rain will occur in West Bengal and Sikkim in the next five days. Good news for Mumbaikars as they woke up to some relief from the heat, heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday morning. Rains arrived in the city two days after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert in the city.

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On behalf of the Meteorological Department, it has been said that sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar and Sikkim may also receive heavy rains. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain under the influence of south and southwest wind from the Bay of Bengal.

Water filled in low-lying areas due to rain
Neora in Jalpaiguri district of North West Bengal recorded the highest rainfall of 280 mm in 24 hours till 8.30 am on Tuesday, while Murti recorded 210 mm and Nagarkata 200 mm. Water from Teesta and Chail rivers entering Chapdanga and Rajdanga inundated many areas of Kranti block. The highway in the area was also submerged in water.

Water filled in many places in Siliguri
The officials have appealed to the people living in low-lying areas to move to another place in the Mal sub-division of the district amid the incessant rain. After heavy rain in the last few days, many areas of Siliguri have also been submerged. Soreng and Yuksom in West Sikkim district received 120 mm of rain since Monday morning.

Mumbai wakes up to a heavy downpour in the city. Visuals from Kings Circle, Matunga East

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