At a maximum temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius on Thursday,the temperature in the city was less than yesterdays 40.5 degrees Celsius,but still three notches above normal. And according to Met officials,Kolkatans are unlikely to get any respite from heat with no possibility of rain in the city in the next 24 hours.
The maximum temperature today was 38.1 degrees Celsius; relative humidity was a maximum of 85 per cent and minimum of 58 per cent. Temperature in the next 24 hours would remain in the range of 37-38° C and weather would be sultry and discomforting, said a met official. He even warned of a heat wave across the city.
Heat wave was felt across Bankura,Birbhum,Midnapore (E) and (W),Purulia and parts of Burdwan today.
Short spells of rain have been predicted in parts of Murshidabad,Burdwan,Nadia,Birbhum,Darjeeling and Malda,in the next 24 hours.
The metropolis wore a deserted look with most people remaining indoors during the day. Most schools in the city and other southern districts have closed for the summer with the Chief Minister asking for an early closure due to the sweltering heat.