Rain Drenches South Bengal Districts on Rath Yatra

Rainstorms forecasted by Alipur Meteorological Dept. during Rath Yatra in South Bengal; thunder, lightning expected despite earlier dry predictions, caution urged.

Shroddha Bhattacharyya
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Today, as the Rath Yatra unfolds across South Bengal, districts including East Medinipur, West Medinipur, Jhargram, Purulia, Bankura, East Burdwan, West Burdwan, Birbhum, Murshidabad, and Nadia are set to experience scattered rainstorms.


The Alipur Meteorological Department has cautioned of thunder and lightning accompanying these showers. Despite earlier forecasts suggesting a dry day, weather sources now predict significant rainfall in these regions.

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As devotees and residents prepare for the festivities, authorities advise caution amidst the inclement weather conditions expected throughout the day.