At the time when extreme heat continues to claim lives, the meteorological department has come up with good news stating that there is a possibility of thundershowers in the beginning of the next week.
With the high possibility of the formation of a cyclonic circulation, the meteorological department predicts rainfall in the southern districts by Monday, if not, then by Tuesday.
The temperature in Kolkata and its adjoining districts is expected to go down on Sunday. But the high index of discomfort will be there on Saturday due to the presence of moisture in the air coupled with heat wave. Friday’s discomfort index in the city was 13 degrees above normal at 68 degree and the temperature recorded was 40.3 degree Celsius that is 5 degree above normal. The temperature was something around 45.1 degrees Celsius in Bankura.
With such a high discomfort index in the city and its adjoining districts, people are passing through a restless situation. People failed to walk for a long distance and had to take water at regular intervals.
Pedestrians taking rest under the shades of trees at Maidan and searching for a shade while walking on major thoroughfares of the city was a common scene. Doctors advised people to sprinkle water on their faces if they feel uncomfortable at any place. They also advised people to increase the intake of water.
Failing to tolerate the excessive heat, a middle aged woman suddenly fell ill while crossing road near Chunakhali checkpost at Behrampore in Murshidabad. The vehicles on the road stopped, finding her lying unconscious on the road and informed the police. Police and local people took her to hospital where she was declared brought dead. Police were trying to identify the woman. But local people had failed to give any details about the victim.
Weather in North Bengal was comparatively better on Friday as there was hailstorm in Jalpaiguri and light to moderate rainfall in Alipurduar, some parts of Cooch Behar and Darjeeling.