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Published Jun 1, 2024 at 3:17 PM IST

Nagpur Did Not Touch 56 Degrees Celsius?

A day after IMD attributed the hottest day in Delhi’s history to a malfunctioning instrument, another regional station in India reported a temperature of 56 degree celsius on May 30. RMC Nagpur attributed the reading of 56°C to likely a sensor error in extreme heat conditions. This marks the 2nd instance where such stations have raised alarms due to inaccurate readings. Experts attribute inaccuracies to device integrity, placement, and calibration. RMC Nagpur clarified that the May 30 was an outlier and not correct. This underscores the complexity involved in maintaining accuracy of weather monitoring systems. Similarly, IMD is scrutinizing a recorded temperature of 52.3°C at Mungeshpur station in Delhi. India is currently grappling with soaring temperatures. IMD reported a heat wave to severe heat wave conditions in many parts of north and central India. Maximum temperatures soared to 47-48°C in multiple locations. This prompted issuance of an ‘orange alert’, the second-highest level. 

Published June 1st, 2024 at 15:17 IST

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