Bharat Express

IMD

The city has seen maximum temperatures above 40 degrees since last week, providing little break from the oppressive heat.

The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Remal' over the North Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards, with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours, crossed Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal Coasts between Sagar Islands and Khepupara.

As per IMD, along with the West Bengal other states like Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura Assam and Bihar may witness rainfall and strong winds. 

A 'yellow' warning was issued, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting temperatures up to 44 degrees Celsius.

According to experts age plays a crucial role in determining the level of risk at which an individual is.  Young children and infants who are under 4 are at risk as their body is believed to be less efficient at regulating fast-changing temperatures.  kids from 5 to 12 are more active outdoors so they are less likely to recognize heat stress symptoms. 

Maximum daily temperatures in a number of these states' districts might rise beyond 47°C, according to IMD.

In order to avoid dehydration, authorities also recommended that people bring umbrellas when they go outside and drink lots of water.

Despite temporary relief from the weather due to the activity of western disturbances for the next two to three days, scorching heat is expected to return soon.

The national capital experienced its highest maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, marking a three-notch increase above the season’s average.

IMD has issued warnings for heatwave conditions in parts of peninsular and eastern India over the next two days.