Calcutta in West Bengal, India, is one of those cities in Asia that you will either love or hate. Love it for its culture, arts and festivals; hate it for the scorching heat and pollution. Weather in Calcutta is representative of the tropical wet-and-dry climate that is typical of Asian countries. The heat and humidity could be too much for most Western tourists. There are also occasional rains that make things more sticky and uncomfortable.
The warmest months are in summer, which reaches its peak in May and June. Summer temperatures could go beyond 40 °C. The hottest it’s been was recorded at 41.7°C and the coolest summer day is a scorching 38°C. Most locals try to enjoy the heat since stormy [Read more…]