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Monsoon expected in Bengal after June 5, heat wave to prevail for now

Monsoon expected in Bengal after   June 5, heat wave to prevail for now

Kolkata: Monsoon is expected to enter Bengal after June 5. All the South Bengal districts will continue to burn in the scorching summer heat in the next couple of days, with the temperature touching 42 degree Celsius in the Western districts.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted that rainfall is likely to take place in some parts of the state early next month. It will bring relief to the people from the excessive summer heat. In the next few days, hot and humid conditions will prevail in all the South Bengal districts.

"A heat wave condition will continue to prevail in all the Western districts for the next couple of days. There may be some scattered rainfall in some parts of South Bengal on Thursday, the day of counting of votes, particularly in the afternoon hours," a weather official said.

According to a weather expert, the onset of Monsoon in the state will be on time. He has also maintained that conditions are favourable for its advancement into more parts of South Bay. It is likely to hit the North Andaman Sea and the Andaman Islands in the next couple of days.

"A cyclonic circulation each over the South Andaman Sea to the extreme East and over the Cape Comorin to the West-South-West are expected to provide a momentum to the Monsoon," the expert said.

According to the prediction of the weather office, thundershower along with gusty winds will take place in North Bengal districts in every afternoon during the next couple of days. In the last few days, some parts of South Bengal witnessed scattered rainfall, but it did not last, as a result of which the hot and humid condition continued unabated.

The temperature in the city and its adjoining districts may hover around 37-38 degree Celsius, with humidity level on the higher side, in the next few days. The mercury may remain between 41-43 degree Celsius in the Western districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Birbhum. A heat wave will also sweep through the region. The temperature will drop once Monsoon arrives in the state early next month.

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