Chennai turning increasingly hotter in summer
Chennai is increasingly turning hotter with the average temperature during summer witnessing a significant rise over the past century.
Chennai: Chennai is increasingly turning hotter with the average temperature during summer witnessing a significant rise over the past century.
Data collected by the Regional Meteorological Office (RMC) here has shown that from 1906 to 2009 there has been a significant rise in the average temperature in the city during summer.
The RMC analysed weather data in the months of March, April, May and June. The temperature variation chart showed an increase of 1.8 degree Celsius in the mean temperature in March -- meaning that the average temperature of 32.2 degree
Celsius in March 1906 had risen to 34 degrees Celsius now, Met office sources said.
"Mean temperatures are rising globally and coastal cities will be the first to feel the impact," the sources said.
According to the RMC analysis findings, there was a minor shift in temperature data from 1901 to 1930. The mean temperature in April has risen from 34.1 degree Celsius to 35.6 degrees Celsius over the past 10 decades, a rise of 1.5 degree Celsius.
Mean temperatures in May and June remained constant at about 36-37 degrees Celsius.