Kolkata: The heat wave will continue to fry Kolkata for at least one more day and there are little chances of rains even through the next week.
The forecast from the Alipore Weather Observation Centre in the city came today when Kolkata braved a heat wave for the second consecutive day.
Today, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 39.7 degree Celsius, up by six notches than normal, and the minimum temperature stood at 30.1 degree Celsius, up by three notches than normal. On Friday, Kolkata had clocked a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius.
No wonder, the streets in Kolkata today wore a deserted look. The holiday on the occasion of Eid and the World Cup Football were the additional reasons for people to stay indoors.
The weather office said that the heat wave will continue in Kolkata and several south Bengal districts at least till Sunday. “Further advance of southwest monsoon is not likely during next 6-7 days due to the likely prevalence of weak monsoon pattern,” a bulletin reads.
On the other hand, a heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the districts of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, and Alipurduar in north Bengal till Monday. It might rain up to 110 mm in isolated parts in these districts, which witnessed 20-90 mm rains till today morning.