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Severe Heat waves in Kolkata Disrupt the Daily Lives of People there


Heat wave conditions continued in five districts of Gangetic West Bengal with Bankura recording the maximum temperature of 44.5degrees Celsius today.

Alipore Met office Director Dr G C Debnath said, however, there will be no significant change in weather conditions througout the state. Gangetic West Bengal will be generally dry, but temperatures will gradually fall in the next two days, he added. However, no rainfall will occur in the plains.

He said heat wave conditions will persist in Bankura, Birbhum, Bardhaman, Purulia and West Midnapore.

Meanwhile, the Sub-Himalayan region, specially Cooch Behar, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri will experience slight rainfall in some areas while other areas might experience heavy squalls and thundershowers. However, Malda, North and South Dinajpur of the region will remain dry.

Kolkatans also experienced high temperature with the maximum temperature ranging between 38.9 to 39.6 degrees Celsius, which is three to four degrees above normal in several areas of the city.

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