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Mercury soars in Doon Valley; breaks 5 year record

The state capital Dehradun recorded its hottest day in the month of April in last five years with day’s temperature touching 39 degree Celsius, six notches above normal. Before Sunday, it was on April 27, 2010 when the valley had recorded the maximum temperature of 39.2 degree Celsius.

In last four days, temperatures soared by about five degrees Celsius in Dehradun and on Sunday the maximum temperature reaches its crescendo with mercury almost touching 40 degrees mark. The minimum temperature witnessed by the city on Sunday was 21.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. Significantly, the all-time high recorded by the city was 40.8 degree Celsius on April 30, 2009.

Bikram Singh, director, Meteorological Centre, said, “The days temperatures in Dehradun and other parts of Uttarakhand have been settling exceptionally higher than the normal level for last couple of days. The rise in mercury is mainly due to reversal of winds, which is a general phenomenon before the arrival of a system.”

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