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Maximum temperature expected to reach record high this summer

At some locations around the state, the temperature is probably going to rise to the highest levels ever recorded this summer. The Weather Service predicts a further rise in temperature over the following several days, with many locations just 2°C shy of reaching their record high temperatures.

According to Surender Paul, Director of the Shimla Meteorological Centre, “there’s a likelihood that some places will record their highest temperatures ever, considering the current heatwave and the forecast for the next few days.” For example, Shimla had a maximum temperature of 30°C on Saturday; on May 27, 2010, the city recorded its highest temperature of 32.4°C.

In a same vein, temperatures in locations like Una, Dharamsala, Sundernagar, Kangra, etc. are slowly approaching their peak.

Heatwave conditions were reported today in Shimla, Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Dharamsala, Una, Solan, Kangra, Mandi, and Bilaspur, according to the Weather Department.

An warning has been issued for the districts of Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Solan, Sirmaur, and Kangra, indicating that extreme heatwave conditions are expected to persist for the next four to five days.

There is very little chance of rain in the next several days due to the heatwave advisory. The state has had very little precipitation in the last week.

The Weather Department reports that there has been 68% less rain than average this week, with certain regions reporting a 100% rain deficit.

The off-season vegetable producers, mostly in the Shimla area, are expected to be negatively impacted by the increasing heat and little rainfall. Peas, French beans, and cauliflower are the main vegetables that arrive at the mandis during this season of the year. As the temperature rises, the quality of the vegetables that are brought to market is declining. Vegetables in the fields will begin to wither if the temperature rises any higher and there isn’t any rain, particularly in areas where farmers lack access to irrigation systems, according to NS Chaudhary, an arhtiya at the Dhalli Sabji Mandi.

In contrast, apple farmers do not anticipate many issues as a result of the increasing temperatures.

“The apple crop benefits from clear skies at this time of year. According to Lokinder Bisht, head of the Progressive Growers Association, “the sunshine results in a good size of the fruit and good spur formation for the next year.”

Rainfall chances are minimal.

There is very little chance of rain in the next several days due to the heatwave advisory. There hasn’t been much rain in the state over the previous week.
The Weather Department reports that there has been 68% less rain than average this week, with certain regions reporting a near 100% lack of precipitation.
The off-season vegetable producers, mostly in the Shimla area, are expected to be negatively impacted by the increasing heat and little rainfall.

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