With the heat wave condition relenting on Tuesday, people across West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief, but the grim power situation still remained a sore point despite improved generation.
“The highest temperature recorded in the metropolis today was 35.6 degrees celsius, which is normal,” regional met director G.C. Debnath said.
However, humidity will be there to cause some amount of discomfort, he warned.
Though the shortfall in power generation reduced, the overall situation remained dismal with power cuts stretching for hours in the districts.
A power department spokesman said that while shortfall in the metropolis was around 50 MW during the day, the deficit in the districts hovered around 500 MW.
The met director ruled out any chance for nor’wester, a summer phenomenon in these parts of the country, in the next few days, but held out the hope that day temperatures would come down further as the sky would remain partly cloudy.
Debnath said that the north Bengal districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar would experience rains for one or two days, bringing temperatures down in the hills and Dooars area.
Other north Bengal districts are also likely to get rains during the next two days, he said.