Yet another hottest day in Goa


 The state meteorological observatory on Wednesday recorded maximum temperature of 37.3 degrees Celsius, with the mercury touching or crossing 37 degrees Celsius mark for consecutive sixth day. The minimum temperature recorded today was 22.2 degrees Celsius.
Observatory sources informed that the temperature is expected to remain high for some days before beginning to drop over the next couple of days. They also maintained that the easterlies and south easterlies, which are strong, dry, hot winds blowing from the east and southeast, respectively, have been responsible for the rise in mercury.
Just as the state is experiencing a heat wave, the  night temperatures continue to be cool with the extremities of the weather creating a condition called ‘Diurnal temperature variation’. This condition relates to the variation in temperature, which occurs from the highs of the day to the cool of nights, and could prove damaging for the flowering of the cashew and mango trees. [NT]