Sunday Decade's Hottest as Chennai Boils at 40.50C

Published: 06th July 2015 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2015 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

Chennai Boils

CHENNAI: The mercury climbed to record the hottest day in July in Chennai in a decade with the temperature soaring to 40.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The heat is expected to soar in the coming days, with the predicted maximum of 41 degrees Celsius.

Chennai Boils1.jpgThe 40.5 degree Celsius recorded on Sunday is over five degree above normal. The previous highest temperature in July recorded since 2005 was 40.3 degrees Celsius on July 7, 2006.

Despite forecasts by the Regional Meteorological Department predicting a cooler spell only days ago, the first few days of July turned out to be rainless with temperatures hovering in the 39-40 degrees Celsius range.

“Commuting for long hours in this heat this Sunday is like punishment,” says public-transport commuter Radhika T.

In previous years the highest temperature hovered in the high 30s and crossed the 40 degrees Celsius mark only twice. The lower end of the temperatures recorded hovered around the 30 degrees Celsius range continuing well into the evening. This again is over 4 degrees above normal temperature.

 Chennai may continue to experience this heat-wave for the next few days to come. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp