GUWAHATI: Isolated rains and winds on Thursday brought a little respite to city residents who were otherwise reeling under sweltering heat for the last five days.
Even though the city witnessed a blazing sun since Thursday early morning, there were clouds formation on Thursday afternoon that resulted in isolated rains in some localities and breeze. The city recorded maximum 36 degree Celsius and minimum 28.1 degree Celsius.
The State's capital city on Wednesday (August 5) recorded the highest-ever August month temperature in the history. The city recorded a maximum of 38.6 degree Celsius which is a 6-degree departure from the normal temperature and a minimum of 27.8 degree Celsius which is a 2-degree departure from the normal temperature. The last highest maximum temperature was recorded on 25 August 2016 and the highest minimum temperature was recorded on 21 August 2016 which was 21.8 degree Celsius.
A senior official at Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Borjhar said the Wednesday's temperature is the highest maximum and minimum temperature recorded in Guwahati ever since the meteorological centre was established in Borjhar way back on July 23, 1949.
"From Friday (August 7) it is expected that cloudiness will increase with a few spells of rain and thundershowers and temperature will decrease," the official said.
"Moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely to occur at many places over Assam and Meghalaya, and light to moderate rain and thundershowers is very likely to occur at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura," the 24-hour weather forecast issued by the RMC on Thursday said.