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Hottest day ever in Male’ area; felt temperature above 46 degrees

The temperature felt in the Male' area exceeded 46 degrees Celsius.

Uzma Naseem
03 April 2024, MVT 14:59
Hottest day ever recorded in Male' area. -- Photo: Mihaaru
Uzma Naseem
03 April 2024, MVT 14:59

The temperature felt in the Male’ area today exceed 46 degrees Celsius.

Today marks the first instance of such a high temperature in the Male’ area. Last week, the average temperature ranged between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius. During the hottest days last year, the average temperature felt was 44 degrees Celsius.

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) reported that Hulhule’ recorded a temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius at 11:00 hrs this morning. In Laamu Kadhdhoo, the temperature reached 41.9 degrees Celsius, while Gaafu Dhaalu Kaadedhoo experienced temperatures of 43.6 degrees Celsius. Seenu Gan recorded a temperature of 40.8 degree Celsius.

During this time of the year, the Maldives typically experiences its highest temperatures.

The felt temperature is higher than the actual temperature due to low wind speed and high humidity.

During this period, the actual temperature in the country ranges between 30 and 34 degrees Celsius.

According to statistics released by the MET office, last year, the highest temperature was recorded in Haa Dhaalu Hanimadhoo, reaching 34.6 degrees Celsius on May 6th.

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