India Weather News Live Updates: Heavy downpours lash West Bengal; Rajasthan records 392% above normal rainfall

India Weather News Live Updates (August 24): A cyclonic circulation over the north Bay of Bengal triggered heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal on Wednesday. South Bengal districts, including Kolkata, have been receiving intermittent showers with heavy downpours at one or two places since Tuesday owing to the weather system. The cyclonic circulation over the north Bay of Bengal will bring heavy rain in Gangetic West Bengal in the southern part of the state till Thursday morning. Most of the districts in south Bengal are likely to receive heavy rain, accompanied by gusty wind reaching a speed of 30 to 40 km per hour, it said. (PTI)

Also, some areas along eastern Rajasthan and adjoining Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday received record rainfall of 300mm in 24 hours. The rainfall recorded in Rajasthan was 392 percent above normal and this excess is also because it is not a heavy rainfall receiving state and the normals are very low for August. According to the Met department, the rainfall intensity over both these states will reduce significantly from Wednesday. However, districts along western Rajasthan will receive widespread rainfall.

In other news, The National Center for Seismology reported an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred 71km east northeast of Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, at around 11:23 pm on August 23rd. According to the centre, the depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the ground, ANI reported.

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