Temp in Kolkata 41 degrees, heatwave in 10 WB dists

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 17:49

Kolkata: The maximum temperature climbed to
41 degrees in the metropolis and its neighbourhood today as
ten West Bengal districts remained in the grip of a heatwave.

The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said that
the heat spell will continue for a few more days and there was
no immediate chance of a respite.

The temperature here was 40.1 degree C yesterday.

Among the districts, Purulia remained the hottest in the
state with mercury hovering at 44 degree Celsius, followed by
Bankura at 42 degrees and West Midnapore at 41.5 deg C, Met
reports from districts said.

The weather office issued heatwave warnings for the next
24 hours to the districts of Nadia, Malda, North and South
Dinajpur.

Meanwhile, power situation in the metropolis remained
dismal with deficit in the WBSEDCL-served areas in the state
hovering between 500 and 600 MW.

The state government has asked consumers in urban areas
to reduce use of air-conditioners and in rural areas not to
use irrigation pumps for five hours to cope with the power
deficit.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 17:49

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