At 42.1

The Hindu Bureau
At 42.1

People waiting in the scorching sun at Tambaram railway station bus stop on Saturday. B. VELANKANNI RAJ B. VELANKANNI RAJ

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Sunday, 4th June 2023
Page No. 6
Chennai Print Edition

Chennai logged the hottest day so far this year on Saturday, with the Nugambakkam weather station recording 42.1 degrees Celsius.

The mercury level also went over the 42-degree mark in the Meenambakkam weather station, which logged 42.6 degrees Celsius, four degrees Celsius above the average for the day.

Strong westerlies and a delay in sea breeze were cited as reasons for the relentless heat over the city and its peripheral areas. Chennai also experienced the hottest day of the decade for the month of June, surpassing the 41.8 degrees Celsius recorded in 2014.

Other weather stations, including Madurai (40.5 degrees Celsius), Nagapattinam (40 degrees Celsius), Puducherry (40.7 degrees Celsius), Vellore (41.3 degrees Celsius) and Tiruttani (41.6 degrees Celsius), also experienced blistering heat.

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