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Summer scorch: No respite yet for Kolkatans, mercury to climb higher

Kolkata: South Bengal will continue to burn under the scorching sun while thundershower is predicted in North Bengal in the next couple of days, said the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore.

The weather office predicted that mercury will continue to slide up, resulting in discomfort for the city-dwellers in the next few days. The Western districts will continue to experience a hot spell as well. The districts like Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore will witness high temperatures in the next 3-4 days.

While the South Bengal districts are expected to face very hot and humid conditions, there may be some relief for the people in North Bengal districts as the weather office has forecast thundershower and gusty wind in various parts.

The average maximum temperature in the region will remain high due to the inflow of northwesterly wind to Bengal from the neighbouring states. The temperature in the Western districts of Bankura, Purulia, West Burdwan and West Midnapore will be higher.

There has been little moisture incursion into Gangetic Bengal, since preventing the formation of a storm-triggering system.

"Temperature will continue to remain above 40 degree Celsius during the next three days in the districts of 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 said that there will be occasional downpour and gusty winds in North Bengal, which will provide some relief to the people.

The discomfort level will be high during the day but during the night, the temperature will slightly go down in South Bengal.

There is, however, no prediction of rain in South Bengal, in the city and its adjoining districts. High humidity will continue to haunt the city-dwellers as well.

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