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Chennai feels the heat: temperatures reach the highest in 100 years

Namit Hans | Updated on: 8 July 2015, 19:54 IST

Chennai temperatures have risen drastically in the month of July and is almost about to hit the record levels of the year 1915. The temperature reached 40.7 degree Celsius on 6 July, and there are chances that it might break the hundred year old record of 41.7 degrees.

According to the data by Indian Meteorological Department, temperatures are likely to rise in the next two days. In a rare occurrence, temperatures have gone higher than 40 degree Celsius thrice in the month of July.

What is the reason?

Chennai is going through the break monsoon phase during which the city receives scanty rainfall. Officials have said that the warm and dry north-western winds have caused the temperatures to rise.

First published: 8 July 2015, 19:54 IST
 
Namit Hans @HansNamit

Namit works as a sub-editor at the Speed News desk. He is an economics graduate who stumbled into social work after college. His interest in social issues and desire to write sensitising stories led him to journalism. In his free time, he mostly reads about religion and mythology.

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