Guwahati: Widespread rainfall is likely to occur in West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days due to the influence of a southwesterly wind from the Bay of Bengal, said official.
Heavy rainfall may occur at isolated places in the sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar, and in Sikkim as well, official stated.
Under the influence of southerly and southwesterly wind from the Bay of Bengal, the rainfall is likely to be caused.
On Tuesday, the Jalpaiguri district of northern West Bengal’s Neora had received 280 mm of rain in the 24 hours followed by Murti with 210 mm and Nagrakata with 200 mm.
As water from the rivers Teesta and Chail entered Chapadanga and Rajadanga, some areas in the Kranti block were submerged.
Meanwhile, in the Mal subdivision of the district, the authorities have asked those who live in low-lying regions to shift amid incessant rains.
Over, the last few days several areas in Siliguri were also inundated following heavy rainfall
Since Monday, Soreng and Yuksom in West Sikkim district received 120 mm rainfall.