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Doctors share guidelines to counter weekend scorcher

Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted that the mercury in various South Bengal districts may plunge just over 40 degree Celsius along with high humidity causing discomfort to people during the end of the week.

The city will not be spared from the hot and humid condition as the temperature is expected to cross 38 degree Celsius.

In the wake of the MeT office alert, city-based doctors have issued some guidelines for people, especially schoolchildren. They said kids should drink more water and avoid spicy foods. People have been advised to bathe twice a day to get relief from the hot weather condition.

With the rising of mercury in the past few days the city has been experiencing a scorching summer heat.

The discomfort level is high during the day time. The mercury has been hovering over 34-36 degree Celsius for the past two weeks.

Occasional downpour and gusty wind had however provided some relief to the people in the city and some parts of South Bengal in the last week. It brought some temporary relief but the there has been no respite from discomfort since then. A senior official of the Alipore MeT office on Thursday said that the temperature may to shoot 40 degrees Celsius in the next three days in the districts of Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and some parts of West Burdwan and Birbhum.

In other South Bengal districts the highest temperature may remain between 36-38 degree Celsius in the next three days. According to the weather office, the average maximum temperature in the region will remain high due to the inflow of northwesterly wind to the state from the neighbouring states. There has been little moisture incursion into Gangetic Bengal since preventing the formation of a storm-triggering system.

"As the humidity level will also be on the higher side, the city will experience a sultry condition. There is however no prediction of rain in the next couple of days," said Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general of Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore.

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