At 25.6 degree Celsius, Shimla records highest temperature in March in last seven years

The highest temperature recorded in Shimla was in March 2004 at 27.2 °C

As month of March is in its last leg, the rise in temperature can be felt. Even Shimla on March 28 witnessed the highest temperature in last seven years at 25.6 degree celsius.

In March 2010, Shimla had recorded 25.8 degree Celsius, whereas in 2004, the hill town recorded the temperature as high as 27.2 degree Celsius.

Manmohan Singh, director of Shimla Meteorological centre said, “It is the third highest temperature recorded. As per records with the Met department, the highest temperature was recorded in March 2004 at 27.2 °C.”

The highest temperature ever witnessed by the the town in last 50 years was on May 27 2010, when the temperature recorded was 32.4 degree Celsius. Since the MeT department has started recording, this was the highest temperature ever witnessed.

The Meteorological Department in its release said, “Under the influence of prevailing winds and clear sky conditions over northwest and adjoining central India and approaching western disturbance over western Himalayan region, the maximum and minimum temperatures had risen over some parts of plains of northwest, west & central India and adjoining north peninsular India and are above normal by 4-6 degree Celsius.”

The Met centre in Shimla said in the last 24 hours there has been increase in the day and night temperatures by 2-3 degrees. Though rain is likely to happen in the high altitude areas.

Meanwhile, other areas also witnessed rise in temperature, Solan recorded 30.6 degree Celsius whereas Dharamsala recorded at 26.8°C.