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Boards 2019: Rain affects Class 12 examinations in Bengal

The West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education announced 15-minute grace time for students who struggled to reach their examination centres as large parts of the city and various districts of West Bengal were witnessed heavy rain on Thursday.

education Updated: Feb 28, 2019 17:58 IST

IANS, Kolkata
School students crossing the road after water logging in the area due to heavy rain in Kolkata on Thursday.
School students crossing the road after water logging in the area due to heavy rain in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
         

The West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education announced 15-minute grace time for students who struggled to reach their examination centres as large parts of the city and various districts of West Bengal were witnessed heavy rain on Thursday.

The class 12 examination that was to get over by 1.15pm was extended till 1.30 pm for the day as the state higher secondary education authorities received several distress calls.

In Kolkata, areas like Chittaranjan Avenue, MG Road saw waterlogging due to rain in the early hours. The city has received 68.2 mm rain, while the Dumdum area alone recorded 89.8 mm since morning.

The Regional Meteorological Centre predicted thunderstorm accompanied with hail, lightning, gusty wind here, and moderate rain for Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Kalimgpong, Aliporeduar, Coochbehar districts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during the day.

The maximum temperature in Kolkata was 27.4 degree Celsius, while the minimum was around 18.6 degree.

The Met said the weather was likely to improve from Thursday evening onwards.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Feb 28, 2019 17:58 IST