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City continues to be in the grip of heatwave


Chennai has been in the tight grip of blistering heat for nearly a week and the heatwave is likely to persist, making travel during the day uncomfortable for city residents.

For the sixth consecutive day, Chennai’s day temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius on Friday. The city sizzled at 41.1 degree Celsius and the day temperature remained at 40 degree Celsius well after 2 p.m., as the sea breeze set in late.

Met officials said strong westerly winds led to such a spike in temperature. There may be a respite, as the Meteorological Department has forecast a possibility ...


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