Dehra Dun: The rising temperature on Wednesday broke the previous century records of 1944 and 1988 touching all-time high of 43.1 degree C in Dehra Dun, as Met department issued a warning of severe heatwave in the coming days.
The day`s temperature in Dehra Dun today rose to 43.1 degree C, which is an all-time record, said Anand Sharma, Director of Met department here. The previous records of temperatures were set in 1944 and 1988, when the mercury had risen to 42.8 degree C, he added.
The mercury had earlier touched 41.7 degree C on May 26 making it the hottest day in the last 8 years.
The people in other towns like Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts also sweltered in scorching heat.
The Met department said the current weather conditions are likely to continue for some more days and has also issued a warning of severe heatwave in the coming days.