Meghalaya | Shillong heat: Friday sees fifth highest temperature ever recorded in city


TNT News | SHILLONG, July 21, 2018

Meghalaya's capital city Shillong witnessed one of the hottest days so far on Friday with the maximum temperature soaring at 29.1 degree Celsius and the minimum being 20 degrees, according to the India Meteorological Department.

The mercury level during the day was the fifth highest temperature ever recorded in the city, higher than most hill stations in the country.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Shillong was hotter than Manali (24.2), Nainital (26.7), Shimla (25.6), Mussoorie (25.3), Darjeeling (25.0) and Gangtok (27.1).

The only time the temperature was higher in the city was on April 1973 with 30.2 degrees, 29.7 degrees in June 1999 and 29.5 degrees in May 1979 and April 2014.

For a long time, Shillong has been known as a hill station with a cool and pleasant ambience. However, summers in the recent years have completely changed with the city witnessing unusual heat year after year.