Temperatures are being recorded in the state since 1999, and the maximum temperature that was recorded before Monday, was on a day in April 2015 when it rose to 34.1 degrees Celsius, the Chief Scientific Officer of the Mizoram Directorate of Science and technology, Dr R K Lallianthanga, said.
While the maximum temperature recorded in Aizawl on Monday was 34.2 degrees Celsius, the minimum temperature was 17.8 degrees Celsius, Lallianthanga said, adding, the maximum and minimum temperatures in the city on Sunday were 34.1 degrees Celsius and 17 degrees Celsius respectively.
The official also said that the sweltering heat would be much more in low-lying areas of the state.
Temperature over 32 degrees Celsius is regarded almost unbearable in this hilly state where the average temperature is generally between 11 and 21 degrees Celsius during winter and between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius during summer, the official added.
Meanwhile, around 100 houses were reportedly damaged by a strong cyclone that hit areas near the Mizoram-Assam border on Monday, officials said.
Various electric poles and mobile phone towers in and around the town were uprooted also, an official said.
A number of villages - Bilkhawthlir, Saipum and Phainuam - were hit by the cyclone.
We are waiting for detailed reports, the official said.
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