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Heatwave: No Respite Till June 15 In Uttarakhand Hills

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By: Vineet Upadhyay
Updated: June 10, 2022 18:22
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DEHRADUN: There will be no respite from the heat as temperatures rose to 5-6 degrees above normal in the hills of Uttarakhand.

“Normally, the temperature in the hill areas, especially at the altitude of 2,000 meters, remains at around 24-25 degrees. However, it is touching 29-30 nowadays. Hill stations like Mussoorie, Nainital, Mukteshwar, Tehri are facing heatwaves,” Bikram Singh, director of Indian Meteorological Departments, Dehradun told The New Indian.

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Elaborating on the reasons, Singh said that absence of thunder-shower activity in the month of June while dry, hot winds have been prevailing acting conducive to rising temperatures.

He added that no respite is in sight before June 15.

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The temperature in the capital city of Dehradun was recorded at 40.2 degrees. The highest temperature of the capital city on June 9 in the last 10 years was recorded in the year 2015 at 40.8 degrees.

Temperatures in hill stations like Mussoorie, Nainital, Mukteshwar and Tehri have also touched 29 degrees invoking heatwave-like conditions for the hills of Uttarakhand.

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