GUWAHATI, June 6 � Maximum temperature in the State has shot up by 2 degree Celsius to 4 degree Celsius during the past six days since June 1 due to less rainfall activities.
H Pathak, Deputy Director General of Meteorology (DDGM) of the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here, told this newspaper that the arrival of monsoon in the NE region is delayed this time and it is expected that during the current week monsoon will cover some parts of the region.
Since rainfall activities are less over the NE region as a whole with the sun radiating with full intensity, the day temperature is rising. The situation has been aggravated by the northward movement of the solar insulation and high humidity in the atmosphere is adding to the discomfort of the people here, he said.
Normally, the onset of monsoon takes place over the city on June 3 and by June 5 it covers the rest of the NE region.
Because of the monsoon flow over the Bay of Bengal still remaining active over the Central parts of the Bay of Bengal around Port Blair and over the coastal areas of Myanmar, the arrival of monsoon over the NE part of India has been delayed, Pathak said.
However, the Arabian Sea branch of the monsoon is seen more active this time and it has moved northward covering more areas, he said.
Guwahati recorded on June 1 a maximum temperature of 33.5 degree Celsius, that is, two degree Celsius more than its normal. It recorded a maximum temperature of 32.1 degree Celsius on June 2, again two degree Celsius more than its normal.
On June 3 and 4, it recorded a maximum temperature of 33.4 degree Celsius and 31.8 degree Celsius respectively, which were two degree Celsius more than its normal maximum temperature for the period.
On June 5 and 6 it recorded maximum temperatures of 34.8 degree Celsius and 35 degree Celsius, these were 4 degree Celsius more than the normal maximum temperature of the city for the period.
Like wise, Dibrugarh recorded two degree Celsius more than its normal maximum temperature on June 1 and 2 and on June 6, it recorded three degree Celsius more maximum temperature compared to its normal.
Tezpur recorded three degree Celsius more temperature compared to its normal maximum temperature on June 5 and today it recorded two degree Celsius more maximum temperature compared to its normal for the purpose.
Dhubri has been recording three degree Celsius more maximum temperature compared to its normal maximum temperature all through the period of these six days, said Pathak.