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City records season?s highest temperature

THE INFAMOUS harsh summer of Central India has started showing its true colours now with temperatures climbing sharply over the last few days and crossing the 40 degree Celsius mark yet again on Tuesday to record the highest day temperature of the season till now in the City.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 01:17 IST

THE INFAMOUS harsh summer of Central India has started showing its true colours now with temperatures climbing sharply over the last few days and crossing the 40 degree Celsius mark yet again on Tuesday to record the highest day temperature of the season till now in the City.

A maximum temperature of 40.7 degrees Celsius was recorded in the State Capital, which is a good two degrees above normal. The temperature was also a degree more than that recorded on Monday at 39.6 degrees.

In other parts of the State too, temperatures soared with Gwalior recording the highest maximum temperature in the State at 42.4 degrees.

The bad news is that the temperatures will now continue to rise, despite the fact that a cyclonic circulation is prevailing over NE Madhya Pradesh and is incurring some moisture that is leading to clouding during afternoon and evening hours in some parts of the State including the Capital.

On Tuesday too, some scattered cloud on the City sky managed to envelope the sun for fleeting moments. However, it hardly provided any respite to citizens as high temperatures made the weather quite uncomfortable.

April and May are the hottest months of the year in this part of the country and temperatures normally start soaring quite drastically during the second fortnight of April. This year, the mercury touched the 40 degrees Celsius mark in the first week of the month itself and on April 7 and 8 maximum day temperatures of 40 and 40.1 degrees were recorded respectively.

However, temperatures later slumped under the influence of western disturbance that caused rain and hailstorm in many parts of State including the Capital. However, over the last seven days, temperatures started rising again and on Tuesday reached the maximum of season.

Maximum day temperatures in City, recorded during the last week are as follows – April 19 - 36.4 degrees, April 20 - 37.8 degrees, April 21- 39.7 degrees, April 22 - 38.7 degrees, April 23 - 38.6 degrees and April 24 - 39.6 degrees.
In other parts of State – Indore recorded 40.2 degrees and Jabalpur 40.9 degrees as maximum day temperatures.