Hot weather condition in NE to persist

by - 9:29 AM

Under the impact of dry westerly winds the mercury is rising in the NE region and it is assumed that the hot weather condition will persist in the region for the next 48 hours. Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) sources told this newspaper that dry westerly winds blowing from the Gangetic plains in the lower atmosphere are at the root of the present hot weather condition in the region. Moreover, there is no moisture incursion towards the NE region from the Bay of Bengal. By and large, thundershower activities during the current month are also absent. Under the impact of this condition the city yesterday recorded a maximum (day) temperature of 39.4 degree Celsius and today it recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1 degree Celsius, making life miserable for the people. However, sources said, on April 17, 1999 also the city recorded a similar temperature (40.1 degree Celsius). Meanwhile, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) stated in its website that a cyclonic circulation over Assam and Meghalaya persists, extending up to 0.9 km above sea level (ASL). Available data indicate that light to moderate rain occurred at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh along with rather heavy rains at isolated places in that state.

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