Chandigarh, April 14
Mercury soared to a scorching 39.2 degrees Celsius in the city today, forcing the residents to stay indoors as it touched the season's highest temperature so far.

Today's maximum temperature rose by 0.4 degrees from Sunday’s maximum of 38.8 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. The minimum temperature was recorded at 22.1 degrees Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted mainly clear sky tomorrow with the temperature likely to rise to 40 degrees Celsius. The minimum is likely to be 23 degrees.

The mercury had touched 38.8 degrees on April 11, which was the second highest maximum temperature in this month. April has been seeing warmer than normal days with temperature above 36 degrees Celsius consistently. Last week, the temperature rose to 38 degrees Celsius, leading to extremely hot and sunny days in the region.

A Met official said: “Clear sky has led to hot days. The western disturbance is affecting Jammu and Kashmir at present and its immediate consequence is increase in temperature.”

Source: Tribune News Service