Burdwan recorded the day’s highest temperature in the state at 37 degrees Celsius, closely followed by Sriniketan at 36.9 degrees Celsius, the MeT department said. In Kolkata, the day temperature was 36.1 degrees, while Asansol recorded 35.5 degrees Celsius. High humidity coupled with heat led to discomfort among people in Gangetic West Bengal, including the metropolis.
Cooch Behar received 48.2 mm rainfall, the highest in the state since Saturday, the MeT department said. Jalpaiguri received 17.3 mm rainfall, while in the hill town of Darjeeling it was recorded at 2 mm.
The MeT department has forecast one or two spells of rain for the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar in the next one or two days, while for Gangetic West Bengal, the forecast is of partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain.