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Unpredictable weather hits residents hard

THE UNPREDICTABLE changes in weather condition have hit normal life here in Varanasi. June has witnessed the maximum fluctuations in temperature this year.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 00:18 IST

THE UNPREDICTABLE changes in weather condition have hit normal life here in Varanasi. June has witnessed the maximum fluctuations in temperature this year.

The maximum day temperature was recorded at 27.1 degrees Celsius on June 8 whereas maximum temperature was recorded at 44.2 degrees Celsius on June 13. Besides, the minimum temperature on June 9 was recorded at 22.1 degrees Celsius whereas the minimum day temperature was recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius on June 13.

The maximum day temperature was recorded below 40 degrees Celsius from June 2 till June 9. Ever since June 9, the maximum day temperature hovered around 44 Degrees Celsius hitting normal life in the entire district. Due to enormous change in weather conditions, many people are suffering from different diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, jaundice, brain fever. Many cases have been reported from several government and private hospitals in the last couple of weeks here in Varanasi.

Noted meteorologist and former faculty member at Geophysics Department at BHU, Prof. BRD Gupta said there was fluctuation in temperature due to arrival of monsoon in this region. He said the monsoon had become weak in the last one week and that was why the temperature was soaring.

Gupta said there was no formation of low-pressure area but hoped monsoon would soon revive in the region.

First Published: Jun 18, 2006 00:18 IST