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Heat wave condition to prevail in Western districts for 48 hours: MeT

Kolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Wednesday predicted that heat wave condition will prevail in the Western districts for the next 48 hours while the South Bengal districts will continue to witness hot and humid weather.

An occasional rainfall may drench the people in some parts of South Bengal particularly in the evening hours in the next few days. The discomfort level is not however going to go away till the onset of monsoon, which is expected to hit the state early next month.

A senior official of the MeT office said the temperature in the Western districts such as Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram, East Midnapore, Birbhum and West Burdwan may hover between 41 and 43 degree Celsius in the next few days. The RealFeel temperature will be slightly higher in these districts.

In various other South Bengal districts, the mercury will continue to hover between 36-38 degree Celsius.

The discomfort level will challenging for people in South Bengal districts, including the city, as the humidity level will be higher.

The districts such as Nadia, Murshidabad, North 24-Parganas will record highest temperature. The temperature in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas may go up by 1-2 degree Celsius in the next 48 hours.

"The humidity level is expected to shoot up further in the next two days. High temperature coupled with humidity will affect the normal lives in South Bengal. In North Bengal districts, there is a possibility of thundershower in next two days. The temperature during night time will be higher than the normal days," a senior official of the MeT office said.

There will be an intense spell of heat and humid conditions in all the Western districts at least for two days.

There is a forecast of heat wave in these districts for at least 48 hours.

The monsoon is expected to enter Bengal after June 5. It will bring relief to the people from the excessive summer heat.

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