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Assam: Deadly combo of heat wave, power cuts fries Guwahati

However, partial relief in sight as Met dept predicts scattered rainfall in several parts of the city starting Thursday

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: Residents of Guwahati in Assam seem are grappling with some of the hottest days of the year over the past few days. School students and office-goers have been the worst sufferers.

As per sources from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Guwahati recorded a maximum temperature of 39.02 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which was said to be the highest-ever recorded temperature of the decade in the month of August. In comparison, the city had earlier recorded the highest rise in temperature for the decade at 38.04 degrees Celsius on August 25, 2016.

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Children enjoying in streams
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Beating the heat
Beating the heat
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If that was not enough, constant power cuts have affected several places in and around Guwahati in the past few days, making it a nightmare for residents.

Children trying to beat the scorching heat by swimming in a river
Children trying to beat the scorching heat by swimming in a river
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The increase in consumption of electricity had subsequently triggered technical malfunctions resulting in frequent power cuts at various locations of Guwahati.

As per a statement exclusively shared by Guwahati division of Assam Power Distribution Company to EastMojo, two 33 KV incoming feeders to 33/11 KV Chandmari sub-station got faulty due to heavy wind following which power distribution to all the 11 KV feeders in Chandmari, Rajgarh, Gandhi Basti and Milanpur area of the city had to be cut off.

Copy of statement shared by APDCL Guwahati division with EastMojo
Copy of statement shared by APDCL Guwahati division with EastMojo
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Loadshedding is still being imposed at several locations of the city creating massive problems for city’s residents.

However, in a sigh of big relief from the increasing heat to the inhabitants of Guwahati, the IMD division of the city has predicted scattered rainfall across several parts starting Thursday. Widespread downpours will also be witnessed across the city followed by scattered rainfall later this week.