At 44.5C, Chandigarh experiences hottest June day since 2017

With the maximum temperature dropping from 44°C on Saturday to 44.5°C on Sunday, Chandigarh recorded the hottest June day since 2017.

The highest since 45C on June 5, 2017, the maximum temperature on Sunday was 5.6 degrees above normal, making it a hot day, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

At 45.6°C, the highest June temperature ever, was recorded at the airport observatory on June 8 in 1995 and June 1 in 2012.

Sunday’s maximum temperature was the highest since 45°C on June 5, 2017. (HT)

At the airport observatory on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 45.2°C, which was also the highest since 2017, when it rose to 45.4°C on May 5.

However, since 2011, IMD has taken readings from its Sector 39 Observatory as the standard for the city.

Since 42.2°C on June 1, the daytime temperature has continued to climb daily.

Speaking on this, IMD Chandigarh Director Manmohan Singh said, “Clear sunny skies and dry weather will also continue in the coming days and may push the maximum temperature to 45C on Monday and Tuesday. A change in the wind pattern is on the cards and with it the temperature should start to drop by May 10th.

The minimum temperature also increased slightly, from 25.6°C to 25.9°C, 1.7 degrees above normal. Over the next three years, it could rise further to 28°C.

Second day of heatwave in a row

After Saturday, Sunday was the second consecutive hot day in Chandigarh and it is likely to continue on Monday as well.

According to the IMD, a heat wave in this region is declared when the maximum temperature exceeds 40°C and is 4.5 to 6.4 degrees above normal. Prior to June, it was last reported in Chandigarh on May 20, when the maximum temperature touched 42.9C.

The IMD had issued a yellow alert for the heat wave on Sunday and Monday. A yellow alert is the second in the four-color alert system used by IMD to tell people to stay informed.

IMD advises people to avoid exposure to heat, wear light, light-colored, loose-fitting cotton clothing, and cover their head with a cloth, hat, or umbrella in these conditions.

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