Assam sizzles as heat waves grips region


Assam is boiling. At 37 degrees, people in most parts the state are reeling under unbearable heat conditions over the few days with temperatures soaring at least five degrees above normal in several cities across the state.

According to data from the weather department, Guwahati reported a temperature of 37.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday (May 15) and 36.92 on Thursday, marking a departure of 5.4 degrees from the usual average.

Tezpur experienced even higher temperatures, with the mercury soaring to 38.1 degrees Celsius, representing a departure of 7.2 degrees from the normal range.

Similarly, other cities such as Dibrugarh, Silchar, Dhubri, and Jorhat also witnessed temperatures exceeding the usual levels by a few degrees.

The Meteorological Department has forecasted that this hot weather pattern will persist in Assam for the next couple of days.

The heatwave’s impact extends beyond commerce, affecting individuals’ routines and well-being. 

However, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati has predicted the possibility of light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms in isolated areas of the state.