Heat Wave Alert For City Of Joy, Mercury Nears 40


Kolkata: The meteorology department has warned that the western districts of Bengal — Purulia, Bankura, East and West Burdwan, Birbhum, Murshidabad, West Midnapore and Jhargram — would be in the grip of heatwave over the next two days as well as kolkata.

The Met Office issued a loo warning on Thursday and said itis likely to continue for the entire duration of the heat wave. Doctors recommend that it is better for the body to do not leave the house at noon. The forecast comes on a day when the maximum temperature at Dum Dum in north Kolkata was nearly 40 degree Celsius. To be specific, it was 39.2 degree Celsius as compared to 37.5 degree Celsius at Alipore in south Kolkata.

The maximum temperature is 37.5 degrees Celsius, which is two degrees more than normal. The minimum temperature is 28.7 degree Celsius, from normal to more than three degrees Celsius. Moisture is increasing gradually.

Some private schools in the city declared half-day today and tomorrow due to the heat. The government-run schools are already on a vacation since 3 May. This being the situation in Kolkata, the condition in other south Bengal districts was even worse.