DEHRADUN: At 43.2 degrees on Friday, Dehradun faced the hottest day in May in the past 157 years.
Previously, the hottest day in Dehradun in May was in 2012 at 43.1 degrees. Data of last six years shows that with 40.7 degrees, May 26 was hottest day in May in 2018, May 31 in 2019 with 40.4 degrees, May 27 in 2020 with 40.1 degrees, May 25 in 2021 with 37.5 degrees, May 15 in 2022 with 39.6 degrees and May 22 in 2023 with 39.3 degrees.
Bikram Singh, director, regional MeT centre, said, “The temperature is expected to drop slightly in the first 3 days of June and by a few notches more on June 4 and 5. Rain is likely on June 4 and 5 across state and will bring down the mercury.”
Meanwhile, in a huge relief for residents, Dehradun witnessed rainfall on Saturday.

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