West Bengal: Panagarh’s Searing Temperatures Surpasses Desert Heat

In comparison, Churu, one of the India’s hottest locations in the Thar Desert region, witnessed a maximum temperature of around 35 degrees.

Panagarh in West Burdwan topped the Bengal Celsius charts with a maximum of 45.1 degrees.
West Bengal is experiencing scorching temperatures that have surpassed even the traditionally arid climate of Rajasthan. According to a statement from the Meteorological Department’s regional headquarters in Alipore, Kolkata is reeling under extreme heat, with the minimum temperature soaring to 41.2 degrees Celsius, a staggering five degrees above the seasonal average.

Temperatures in Bishnupur, Bankura, Midnapore, skyrocketed to 44.3 degrees.
Nearby Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas recorded a temperature of 43.6 degrees on Sunday.

State capital Kolkata recorded a maximum temperature of 41.2 degree Celsius, five notches above normal, along with 87 per cent humidity on Sunday.
Meteorologists say, Kolkata haven’t experienced temperatures this high with uncomfortable weather in last fifty years.
Hot and humid weather is expected to prevail in the city for some more days.

Although the IMD forecasted, isolated to scattered moderate rainfall, with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds of 30-40 km/hr are predicted for Sub- Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim from April 22 to 24.
On April 23rd, similar weather is also anticipated in Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.

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