GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - The temperature in Guwahati soared today with the mercury touching 38 degree Celsius. The temperature was around six degrees above normal.
The soaring temperature coupled with high relative humidity of around 74 per cent made life uncomfortable for people, especially for those working outdoors.
There was no rainfall activity in the last 24 hours.
Temperatures in other places like Dibrugarh (36.2), Jorhat (36), Silchar (37) and Tezpur (36.5) were also high and four to five degrees above normal.
An official at the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorological Centre said the monsoon trough at mean sea level is passing through Ganganagar, Hisar, Badaun, Gonda, Azamgarh, Gaya, Jamshedpur, Digha and thence southeastwards to the northeast Bay of Bengal.
�A cyclonic circulation lies over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh between 2.1 and 3.1 km above mean sea level. Another cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood between 3.1 km and 4.5 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over north Bay of Bengal by tomorrow (August 4),� he said.
Moisture incursion in lower levels from the bay is practically absent. Winds in the lower levels are primarily northwesterly.
�Partly cloudy condition is observed in most parts of the region. Under such circumstances, day temperatures in most parts of the region have increased and are above normal. The high humidity condition also contributes to the discomfort,� he added.
The city is likely to witness a similar weather even on Tuesday.
However, the IMD forecast predicts that the mercury will go down from August 5 onwards when the city might get spells of rains or thundershowers.