Guwahati temperature

1. Guwahati reached its highest temperature since 1960, hitting 40.1 degrees Celsius on May 25.
2. IMD issued a heatwave warning for Assam, a rare alert in recent times.
3. Residents are advised to take precautions against the extreme heat to stay safe.

Guwahati, May 26: Guwahati experienced its hottest day on record since 1960, with temperature soaring to 40.1 degrees Celsius on May 25.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heatwave warning for Assam, marking the first such alert in recent years. The city witnessed a significant departure from normal temperatures, with an increase of at least 8 degrees Celsius.

This scorching weather coincides with extreme heatwave conditions prevailing across the country. However, relief is expected from May 26, as temperatures are forecasted to drop to around 30 degrees Celsius.

The IMD noted that Guwahati’s recent temperature spike was just shy of the all-time high of 40.3 degrees Celsius recorded on May 1, 1960.

Residents are advised to take necessary precautions, including staying hydrated and minimizing sun exposure during peak hours. The anticipated cooldown later in the week is expected to bring relief to the heat-affected population.

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Meanwhile, the cyclonic pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensified, with Cyclone Remal likely to make landfall between the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh around midnight on May 26, as per the IMD.

The weather department predicts extremely heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal and northern Odisha on May 26 and 27.

Additionally, parts of Northeast India may experience intense rainfall due to the impact of Cyclone Remal on May 27 and 28.