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Scorcher in store for couple of days

Kolkata: People in the city and other districts of South Bengal will continue to witness heat spell with the humidity on the higher side for the next couple of days.

The heat wave condition will prevail in all the western districts like Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore, Jhargram, Birbhum and West Burdwan. The temperature may hover between 40-43 degree Celsius.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted that rain and thundershower may lash various South Bengal districts in the next 48 hours, particularly in the evening. During the day time hot and humid condition may prevail.

According to the weather office prediction, monsoon is expected to enter the state early next month.

In past few days, thunderstorm hit several parts of South Bengal bringing a relief to the people. A thundershower along with gusty wind swept through the city and some South Bengal districts on Saturday evening.

"There may one or two spell of thundershowers in North Bengal in the next few days. South Bengal will continue to burn in the scorching summer heat. There will be high discomfort level due to humidity," a weather official said.

It may be mentioned that the weather office said monsoon is expected to arrive in Bengal after June 5. Till then, there may some occasional rainfall in some parts of the state. The rain will fail to bring permanent relief to the people as it would not last for long time.

The city doctors have asked people to avoid the sun. They have also suggested to wear caps or use umbrellas. People have been urged to wear cotton clothes and to avoid spicy foods from restaurants to stay healthy.

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