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Guwahati records highest ever June temperature

By Ajit Patowary

GUWAHATI, June 13 - Guwahati today recorded the highest ever June day (maximum) temperature in its meteorological history. The city today recorded a day temperature of 39 degree Celsius. This was 2.5 degree Celsius above its normal day temperature for the period. Disclosing this here this evening, Dr Sanjay O�Neil Shaw, the Deputy Director General of Meteorology (DDGM) at the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here, told this newspaper that the day temperature was recorded at the Borjhar meteorological observatory today. The previous record of the highest June day temperature of the city was 38.8 degree Celsius. The city recorded that temperature on June 12, 2013.

Yesterday, � on June 12, the city recorded a day temperature of 37.4 degree Celsius, while on June 11, it recorded a day temperature of 34 degree Celsius.

Dr Shaw attributed today�s rise in Guwahati day temperature to the low amount of moisture in its atmosphere and the presence of thunder cloud over its sky. These two factors were responsible today for the sharp rise in the Guwahati day temperature, he said.

Meanwhile, in its weather forecasting bulletin, the Guwahati RMC has predicted rainfall and thunderstorm activities occurring at isolated places over both the districts of Kamrup, and the districts of Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Goalpara and South Salmara-Mankachar today.

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