Kolkata records year's highest temperature at 39.6OC, mercury slides after rainfall
Kolkata: Though people of South Bengal witnessed thundershower on Friday evening, there is no chance of getting relief from heatwave conditions in the next few days.
On Friday evening, thundershower occurred in Kolkata and some other districts of South Bengal providing temporary relief to the people. Temperature on Saturday will go down a bit due to the effect of thundershower. But the temperature will rise again from Sunday. On Friday, Kolkata recorded a maximum temperature of 39.6 degree Celsius, which is 5 degree above the normal. According to weather office, Friday was the hottest day in Kolkata of the year.
According to Alipore weather office, since the West wind is dominating over South Bengal the monsoon is getting obstructed from entering South Bengal districts. But it is assumed that monsoon may hit North Bengal in
2-3 days. After entering the northern part of the state, it can be assumed that the monsoon will enter South Bengal.
Sources informed that due to the thunderstorm in South Bengal districts and Gangetic West Bengal, the temperature on Saturday will slide by a few degrees which will provide relief from the last few days of heat wave.
But the temperature is likely to rise again from Sunday and will stay around 38 degree Celsius.
According to the weather report, rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at most places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Alipurduar and Kalimpong districts of Sub Himalayan West Bengal.
Also light rain and thunderstorm may occur in Malda, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24-Parganas, South-24 Parganas and Birbhum in South Bengal.
Since Sunday, the temperature will be at least 2-3 degree Celsius above the normal. Also, the humidity level will be high, which may create discomfort. Since the past few days, due to the heat wave, streets of Kolkata remained deserted during the day time.
Doctors have advised people to avoid getting out during the day time and drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.
Also, if people need to go out in the sun, then they must use umbrellas, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion to avoid skin allergies and heat stroke. Doctors have also advised people not to have heavy and spicy food to stay fit at this time.