East and northeast India recorded the highest temperature in July

As July breaches global climate records of thousands of years, records were also broken in East and Northeast India. On the heels of receiving record-low monsoonal rainfall, these regions now recorded their second warmest July in 122 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The two regions have seen unprecedented mean, minimum and maximum temperatures in July since 1901. The average temperature of 29.38ºC remained 1.45ºC above normal. 

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