Bengal continues to sizzle, respite may come on Sunday
The entire south Bengal today continued to be on boil with the raging heatwave refusing to relent, though the weather office predicted a welcome shower in the city and parts of the state after 48 hours.
Even though the temperature in the metropolis remained below 40 degrees celsius mark for the second day to be at 38.6 degrees, high humidity made life miserable for the people.
With the scorching heat tormenting the western districts, the Mercury remained very high in places like Purulia (42.1), Bankura (41.2) and Sriniketan (41.1).
Officials of the meteorological department said tomorrow's temperature in the city would somewhat remain at the same level at 38.2 degrees accompanied by the same amount of humidity.
However, there were possibilities of rains or thunderstorm in Kolkata and some other areas of Gangetic West Bengal on Sunday, they said.
(Posted on 24-05-2014)