Kolkata, May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

The entire south Bengal today continued to reel under a sweltering heatwave with the mercury refusing to climb down from 40-43 degree-mark, though the meteorological office hinted at the condition becoming less harsh after 48 hours.

While Kolkata recorded a maximum day temperature at 40 degree celsius, 1.5 degrees lesser than yesterday's, the maximum temperature in the state was reported from Sriniketan in Birbhum district at 43 degrees.

Weather office said the maximum temperature in the metropolis tomorrow is likely to further drop slightly, to be around 39 degrees.

The situation is likely to turn for the better on May 23 with the possibility of the sky remaining cloudy and the maximum temperature going down.

The Met office, however, did not forecast rains in the Gangetic West Bengal and other western districts like Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore, close to the Chota Nagpur plateau.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)