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South Bengal to face heat wave as monsoon continues to elude state

Kolkata: South Bengal will continue to burn under the scorching sun for the next couple of days before monsoon finally sets in. Meanwhile, thundershower is predicted in North Bengal in the next 48 hours, said the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore.

Rains have already entered the North Bengal districts, which will further intensify in the next few days, the weather office said.

The MeT office also predicted that mercury may slide up, resulting in discomfort for people in the South Bengal districts, at least for the next two days. The Western districts will continue to experience a hot spell as well. The districts like Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore will witness high temperature, with the humidity shooting up as well. A heat wave will continue to sweep through the region.

However, there will be relief for the people in North Bengal districts, as the weather office has forecast thundershower and gusty winds in various parts, while the South Bengal districts are expected to face very hot and humid conditions.

"There will be extremely hot and humid conditions in various South Bengal districts. Temperature will continue to remain above 40 degree Celsius in Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Jhargram. In other South Bengal districts, the highest temperature may remain between 36 and 39 degree Celsius in the next few days," said a weather official.

The weather office is yet to announce the date of arrival of monsoon in South Bengal. There will be intense heat spell in all the South Bengal districts, including the city. The discomfort level will be high during the day but during the night, the temperature will go down slightly in South Bengal.

There is no prediction of rain in the city and its adjoining districts in the next 48 hours.

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