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No rain in sight, heat, humidity to prevail for 2 days

Kolkata: Kolkatans will continue to suffer under the impact of heat spell in the next few days with the humidity level shooting up, said the Region Metereological Centre at Alipore on Monday.

There is no prediction of heavy rainfall in South Bengal in the next two days. Moreover, there will be no respite from the unbearable heat and humid conditions in all the South Bengal districts as scorching summer heat with scattered rainfall, in some parts, will bring the mercury down.

The monsoon made its official entry to South Bengal on June 21 bringing rainfall in various parts of the state.

However, it failed to provide any considerable relief as people had been suffering under the impact of a prolonged heat spell.

With the advent of monsoon, various South Bengal districts received light to moderate rainfall but it didn't reduce the

discomfort level mainly because of two reasons — the scattered rainfall did not last and due to the increasing level of humidity.

The scenario is however quite different in North Bengal as heavy showers continue to lash various districts on regular intervals bringing down the mercury by a few notches. The North Bengal districts will receive more

rainfall in the next 48 hours.

"There is no prediction of heavy rains in South Bengal in the next 48 hours. However, some pockets may receive scattered rainfall. As a result, the temperature in the city and the adjoining districts may hover around 34-36 degree Celsius. The sultry and discomfort level will mainly be contributed by the high-level of humidity," a weather official said.

The mercury may remain slightly higher in the Western districts with a heat wave condition sweeping through Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram, West Midnapore and Birbhum. People stepped out of their houses with their faces covered with scarfs.

South Bengal residents have anxiously been waiting for heavy rainfall. People experience the discomfort particularly during the afternoon.

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