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Heat warning issued as cyclone causes Chennai to sizzle at 41 degree Celsius

Though summer has long set in, the city and its suburbs sizzled on Tuesday as weathermen recorded temperatures as high as 41.3 degree Celsius making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Heat warning issued as cyclone causes Chennai to sizzle at 41 degree Celsius


The weather is expected to remain hot and dry for the next two days, according to the Regional Meteorological Department here. The highest temperature recorded in 2019 was 41.5 degree Celsius.

“As we had warned a few days ago about the weather becoming unbearably hot while cyclone Amphan passes by, on Tuesday, Nungambakkam weather station recorded 41.3 degree Celsius and Meenambakkam recorded 41.4 degree Celsius. For the next two days, the temperature will be around 42 degree Celsius and might increase further,” said an official at the Regional Meteorological Department.The official added that there could be thunderstorms with lighting at isolated places across Tamil Nadu. On Tuesday, the minimum temperature at Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam were 28.2 degree Celsius and 25.7 degree Celsius respectively.

Weathermen have also issued a heat warning for the rest of the State, where temperature could be in the range of 42 degree Celsius at isolated places over interior districts. The public and farmers have been advised not to expose themselves to direct sunlight from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm for the next two days.

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