Scorching heat made life miserable across Tripura
The scorching heat with dry spell in the pre-norwester season has made life miserable in the state. Now, Tripura is reeling under intense heat along with other parts of the region.
Agartala on Sunday recorded temperature at 38.9 degrees Celsius which is at least 5.2 degrees higher than normal temperature level at this time of the year. Similarly, other parts of the state also witnessed scorching heat during past fortnight.
Sweltering heat wave has been sweeping the state throughout March-April till today. The city remained hottest today with relative humidity at about 88 percent and recorded a maximum temperature of 38.9 degrees Celsius and minimum recorded temperature of 25.7 degrees Celsius with minimum departure of plus 2.8 degrees Celsius.
As the situation stands Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) sources said, state's power demand raising in the pick hours during past few weeks.
Reports from other sub divisional towns of the state said that scorching heat have also made life miserable as day temperature crossed above 38 degrees Celsius and it has touched the 40 degrees Celsius on the day of ‘Poila Baishak’ (Bengali New Year) on Saturday in Udaipur, Kamalpur and in few parts of North Tripura district .
While, after peaceful celebration of Poila Baishak , the Sunday witnessed very less crowd are seen in Agartala city as well as many other subdivisional towns due to sweltering heat wave .
India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials in Agartala said that maximum temperatures in many places have been varying between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, which is 5-6 degrees above average for this time of the season.
The weather officials also noted that the minimum temperature in many places hovered between 20 to 23 degrees Celsius -- 2-3 notches above the season's average.
The IMD official said that the maximum temperatures are likely to remain the same for the next 4-5 days and there are very less chances of rain to respite from scorching heat.
It may be recalled here that there has been no rainfall for the past few weeks; a water crisis gripped many parts of the state, especially in hilly and remote areas.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the IMD have issued various advisories for farmers and various agri farms to deal with their seasonal crops. Health authorities also issued advisories asking people to stay guarded against rising temperatures.
However, IMD, Agartala station said that maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 38 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius in Agartala. The IMD also said that seasonal rainfall toll Sunday are minus (-) 36% departure.