No sight of rains as intense heat and humidity hit city
The monsoon had arrived in the state several days ago, bringing enough rain in north Bengal, but the residents of South Bengal are still reeling under excessive heat and waiting for prolonged rainfall, which will drop the mercury by few notches.
According to the Alipore Meteorological office, there is hardly a chance of rain in south Bengal districts, as there is no pressure turf looming over the Bay of Bengal. However, the MeT office predicted that the coastal area may receive some rainfall, as a pressure turf has formed over the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh.
The situation in the city is sultry and humid as there have been no heavy rains for a long time and the residents are finding it difficult to come out of their home in the afternoon. Normally, the temperature is expected to drop this time of the year.
The MeT office has predicted that various north Bengal districts, including Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri, will receive heavy rainfall in next 48 hours. However, MeT officials could not say anything about the possibility of heavy rain in the city.
North Bengal has received record amount of rainfall in comparison to the south Bengal districts. Few days ago, some parts of the North Bengal districts were inundated due to heavy rain, but city dwellers are desperately waiting for rains to hit the city. The rising level of heat cannot be checked otherwise. In the last couple of weeks, the city had received occasional rains and the temperature had dropped by few notches during that time.