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Record Heatwave: Dehradun Sizzles at 41.6°C on June 12

In a surprising turn of events, Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, recorded a scorching temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius on 12th June 2024, as reported by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This unprecedented heat wave has left residents and officials alike grappling with the extreme weather conditions.

The IMD’s data indicates that this is one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in Dehradun during June. The mercury soared well above the average temperature for this time of year, signaling a significant deviation from the usual climate patterns.

Experts attribute this spike in temperature to a combination of factors, including the persistent heat wave affecting northern India, coupled with local climatic conditions. The region has been experiencing unusually high temperatures, with the IMD forecasting that the situation may persist for the coming days.

Local authorities have urged residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drinking plenty of water, staying indoors during peak hours, and wearing light clothing are some of the recommended measures. Additionally, the administration has ramped up its efforts to ensure that vulnerable populations, including the elderly and children, receive adequate care and support.

Environmentalists have expressed concern over the rising temperatures, linking the heat wave to broader climate change trends. They call for immediate and sustained action to address global warming and mitigate its impacts on local climates.

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