Sunday, March 14, 2010

District sizzles in the sun

KOZHIKODE: With daily maximum temperatures holding steady between 35 and 36 degrees Celsius for the past one week, causing much discomfort to the people, it will possibly come as no surprise that the months of December 2009 and January and February this year have been the hottest in the district in the past 26 years.Temperature data that the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) has been collecting since 1984 show a 2-3 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures between 1984 and 2010.While the mean maximum temperature in February 1984 was 32.7 degrees, it was 34.9 degrees in February 2010, a rise of 2.2. degrees C. The mean maximum temperature in January 1984 was 31.7 degree and in January 2010, it was 33.9 degrees Celsius, a rise of 2.2 degrees C.

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