Bringing much awaited respite from excessive heat, the Alipore Meteorological department has predicted rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms in some South Bengal districts within the next 48 hours. There is also an alert of rainfall in the North Bengal districts also.
Two persons have died in the state after suffering sun stroke. Balai Murmu, a farmer from Kalna in Burdwan fell ill while working on the field this noon. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. The doctors found that the victim had suffered a sun stroke. Murmu was a farmer and he used to cultivate his own land.
In another incident a rickshaw puller in Bankura died after suffering from a heat stroke. The local people found the victim lying on the street and rushed him to local hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Police are yet to divulge the name of the victim.
According to the Alipore MeT office, the temperature has gone down with the increase in moisture level. At the same time the discomfort level has increased. As a result of this clouds have been formed which will bring rain in Gangetic West Bengal. Generally, this type of cloud is formed when moisture mixes with the air within the 2.1 kilometre in the atmosphere.
North and South 24-Parganas, East and West Midnapore will receive rainfall within 24-48 hours. There is also an alert of rainfall in four districts from North Bengal. They are Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. It may be mentioned that the temperature had dropped in past few days in North Bengal but the South Bengal district were reeling under excessive heat. But as per the prediction of the weather office the temperature will decrease in next one or two days with the shower which is expected to hit the city’s adjoining areas giving comfort to the people from the scorching summer.
Though, the temperature dipped in the city by few notches in last few days, discomfort still prevails due to high humidity in the air. Tuesday’s humidity stood at 94 per cent. The doctors have suggested avoiding cold water or cold drinks while in the sun. They have also said that people should have more fluids to prevent dehydration. They also suggested having direct cold water from the refrigerator. People especially those who have to travel in the sun are advised to wear cap or sunglasses to protect themselves from the scorching sun.
It should be mentioned that on Monday, a 63-year-old man, Haranchandra Saha fell on the ground after suffering heat stroke while he was returning from his shop at Malancha Ashrampara in South Dinajpur. The temperature in South Dinajpur was above 40 degree Celsius and he failed to combat heat. He was declared brought dead when taken to hospital.
On April 21, two persons including a Booth level officer who was deployed at Mongolkot in Burdwan died after suffering heat stroke on Thursday.
BLO, Rabindra Nath Ghosh who was assigned to collect information regarding the queue at the polling booths suffered a heat stroke. He was declared dead after being taken to the hospital. In another incident a middle aged person Sundar Lal, a sweeper in Railway died after he suffered a heat stroke in Howrah.
Police said that the victim a resident of Tetulia area in Howrah started off on his bicycle and he was going to join his duty. On his way to office near East West Bypass he fell from the bicycle.
Local people found Lal lying in an unconscious state. He was taken to Howrah Zilla hospital where he was declared brought dead.