Guwahati records max temperature of 37 degrees Celsius; district admin had earlier ordered schools to remain closed on Aug 27 and 28 due to intense heat in city
Guwahati: A few hours after announcing that all government and private schools in Kamrup (Metro) district of Assam will remain closed for two days effective from Tuesday in view of the intense heat conditions prevailing in the state, the district administration withdrew its order.
This was after several parts of the city witnessed rains towards the later part of Monday, bringing temperatures down. “Also, the forecast for the next few days says that there is likely to be rain in the region,” Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu told EastMojo over phone.
Earlier, as per a statement issued by the deputy commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), it was informed that all schools functioning under government and private sectors of the district will remain closed for two days with effect from August 27 in view of the severe weather conditions.
Guwahati, along with other parts of Kamrup (Metro) district, has been witnessing extreme temperatures over the past few days with very less rainfall in comparison to other districts of the state.
As per data available with the Indian Meteorological Department, Guwahati recorded a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius on Monday although the skies opened up with thunder and lightning towards the evening providing some relief to the local residents.