GUWAHATI, July 19 - A scorching day temperature, emanating from an enormously radiating sun from a cloudless sky, made life miserable for the people of the NE region today. Guwahati today recorded a day temperature of 38 degree Celsius, while Silchar recorded the highest day temperature of 39.8 degree Celsius during the day.
However, sources at the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) maintain that Guwahati recorded the highest July temperature of 38.4 degree Celsius on July 18, 2017. This is the all-time high record of July temperature of Guwahati.
The Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) had to make an intra-day purchase of 150 MW of power from the open power market for the period between 2 pm and 6 pm, at rates varying from Rs 3.22 to Rs 4.9 per unit of power, following the technical snags developed in some of the generating units of the Lakwa, Namrup and Karbi Langpi power stations of the Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) and the Bongaigaon Thermal Plant of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
The power scenario improved in the evening hours with some of the generating units coming back to operation, APDCL sources said.
According to RMC sources, the day temperature recorded by Guwahati today was above 6.2 degree Celsius from its normal July day temperature. Silchar�s day temperature today was 7.9 degree Celsius above its normal July day temperature.
Dibrugarh today recorded a day temperature of 37.4 degree Celsius (above 6.6 degree Celsius), North Lakhimpur today recorded a day temperature of 38.2 degree Celsius (above 7.6 degree Celsius) and Shillong recorded a day temperature of 27.1 degree Celsius (above 3.4 degree Celsius).
Imphal today recorded a day temperature of 32 degree Celsius (above 3 degree Celsius), Itanagar recorded a day temperature of 38.8 degree Celsius, Kohima recorded a day temperature of 30.2 degree Celsius, Aizwal recorded 30.7 degree Celsius, Agartala today recorded a day temperature of 36.2 degree Celsius (above 5 degree Celsius) and Jorhat recorded a day temperature of 37.7 degree Celsius, said the RMC sources.
Today�s situation was the result of the impacts of two low pressure areas and their associated cyclonic circulations, which are preventing moisture incursion to the NE region. One of these low pressure areas is lying over the central part of north Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood with an associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 4.5 km above the mean sea level. The other low pressure area is lying over North West Bay of Bengal, adjacent to Gangetic West Bengal and Odissa, which is associated with a cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above the mean sea level.
RMC sources expect that by Saturday rainfall activities may occur at many places over the NE region, barring Arunachal Pradesh.