GUWAHATI, July 2 – Lack of rainfall activity has mainly led to the present hot weather conditions in the city, which recorded a 4 degree Celsius above the normal maximum (day) temperature today and a 5 degree Celsius above normal maximum temperature yesterday, said the weathermen of the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here.
The city today recorded maximum temperature of 35.4 degree Celsius and it recorded a maximum temperature of 35.8 degree Celsius yesterday. The day before yesterday, it recorded 35.2 degree Celsius maximum temperature, which was 4 degree Celsius above its normal maximum temperature.
Tezpur and Dhubri both recorded 3 degree Celsius above their respective normal maximum temperatures today, while Imphal, like Guwahati, also recorded 4 degree Celsius above its normal maximum temperature today. Both Silchar and Agartala today recorded maximum temperatures, which were 2 degree Celsius above their respective normal maximum temperatures.
Rainfall: According to Sunit Das, Scientist-D, RMC, during the first month of monsoon this year – between June 1 and July 1 – the Arunachal meteorological subdivision recorded excess rainfall by 37 per cent, while Assam recorded a normal rainfall (excess only by 4 per cent), Meghalaya recorded a normal rainfall (excess by 6 per cent), Manipur recorded a deficit rainfall of 56 per cent and Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura also recorded deficit rainfall by 30 per cent, 42 per cent and 36 per cent respectively, Das said.