SHILLONG: While several other parts of the country is experiencing heavy rainfall, the capital city of Shillong is in the grip of hot weather.
According to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), the city did not record any rainfall since the morning of August 18 till Sunday evening . The maximum temperature recorded on August 18 was 27.6 degree Celsius which is 4 degree Celsius more than the usual temperature for this time of the year. The IMD has also observed that certain places in parts of the country including Meghalaya, temperatures were above normal ranging from 1.6 degree Celsius to 3 degree Celsius. As per the data recorded by the IMD, the temperature in Shillong city was unusually hot. While, the normal maximum temperature for this time of the year in the city is around 25 degree Celsius the city has been recording more than the normal heat. Even the normal minimum temperature is slightly on the higher side.
Meanwhile, the IMD has forecast that the temperature will go down as the week progresses. There is also prediction of rainfall. While other parts of Meghalaya have been experiencing heavy rain the capital city has received only thundershowers in spells during the past week. Moreover, the IMD in its all India weather warning bulletin has predicted that on August 21, heavy rain at isolated places is very likely over Meghalaya. The IMD has also predicted widespread rain for Assam and Meghalaya from August 20 to 22. As per data of the IMD, from August 9 to 15, Meghalaya received deficient rainfall, ranging from 20 percent to 59 percent.