At 42 degrees,A’bad hottest city in state

Ahmedabad was the hottest city in the state on Sunday with maximum temperature recorded at 42.2 degrees Celsius with relative humidity as high as 71 per cent.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:May 28, 2012 5:41 am

Ahmedabad was the hottest city in the state on Sunday with maximum temperature recorded at 42.2 degrees Celsius with relative humidity as high as 71 per cent. The minimum temperature stood at 27.6 degrees Celsius. India Meteorological Department predicted that weather would mainly be sunny and there would be no change in it in the state till Tuesday morning.

The maximum temperature in the city also touched season’s highest 43 degrees Celsius last week. Ahmedabad was followed by Idar and Gandhinagar at 41.2 degrees Celsius.

“Generally westerly winds are prevailing in lower levels over the region.

The monsoon has hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands and we are expecting it to arrive in Kerala by the first week of June,” said Manorama Mohanty,director in-charge of India Meteorological Department,Ahmedabad.

“It is too early to predict monsoon for Gujarat. Normally it arrives by June 15,” she added.

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