LAKHIMPUR: A constantly rising wave of heat has hit Lakhimpur district of North Assam since Friday. The highest temperature out of these four days was recorded on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the mercury level in the district hovered up to 39 degree celsius till 3:00 pm. The unexpected temperature on the day had severely affected the normal life people who were compelled to adopt various various measures to get respite from the heat.. However, the mercury level started to lower slowly after 3:00 pm. Yet 36 degree celsius temperature was recorded in the district even at 7:00 pm.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) was also poor in the district on Tuesday with 97.0 AQI as per record. The air has reached a high level of pollution too. It was higher than the maximum level for 24 hours as established by World Health Organization (WHO). As per the Regional Meterological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, under Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), 37.8 degree celsius temperature was recorded in Lakhimpur on Monday.
Notably, frequent change in the climate has been a issue of serious concern in Lakhimpur district for the past few years. The district has been in the crosshairs of nature’s fury with torrential rain and rising temperature of late.