The city had its hottest day in the previous five years with mercury soaring to 39.5°C. The previous instance of highest temperature was recorded on April 30, 2011, at 39.5 degrees.
The maximum temperature recorded in the city on Saturday was 39.5 °C, and it was 5 °C above normal. The day’s temperature was nearly 2°C more in comparison to Friday when the temperature was 37.8°C. The minimum temperature was 22°C, and it was three degree above normal.
Last year, the maximum temperature recorded in April was 37.8°C and on April 30, 2014, the maximum temperature was as high as 39.2°C. It was 36.8°C in 2013, and 37°C in 2012. In 2011, it was 39.5°C on April 30. The highest temperature recorded so far in April was 43.2, and it was in 2010.
The forecast given on the weather website predicts the possibility of rain for the next three days. Officials from the UT met department said, “There will be western disturbances in the region during next week, which will cause light rain in some parts and cloudy sky. It will also lead to a slight dip in day’s temperature. However, in the subsequent weeks, the temperature will gradually increase.”