signifies the onset of monsoon in Guwahati
, ushering in a period of rejuvenation. The city gets a respite from the scorching summer heat, gradually replaced by an ambiance of heavy showers and cloudy skies. The city undergoes a transformation, with more greenery and cooler surroundings. Becoming the wettest month of the year, June sees rainfall soaring to around 309mm (12.17"). Despite the chilly wind and torrential rains, sufficient daylight persists, aiding the city's bustling life.
The transition from May
to June in Guwahati brings an average high-temperature of a still tropical 31.9°C (89.4°F), barely different from May's 31°C (87.8°F). Nighttime temperature in Guwahati lowers to an average of 24.8°C (76.6°F) in June.
The heat index for June is computed to be a blistering 44°C (111.2°F). Beware
: Heat exhaustion along with heat cramps are on the cards. Heatstroke could result from sustained physical activity.
Keep in mind the heat index values are meant for areas in shade and with light wind. If exposed to direct sunlight, the heat index could climb by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'felt air temperature', is an indicator that blends the effects of temperature and humidity to depict perceived warmth. This effect is personal, influenced by the individual's physical activity and heat sensitivity, shaped by factors including wind, attire, and metabolic variations. Take note that direct exposure to the sun can increase the felt temperature, possibly adding 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees to the heat index. Heat index values are largely significant for babies and toddlers. Young ones regularly neglect the requirement for rest and fluid replenishment. Thirst is a late stage of dehydration - so, it is necessary to keep hydrated, particularly during extended periods of physical exertion.
The natural cooling mechanism in humans involves perspiration, where the evaporation of sweat balances out excessive warmth. In high relative humidity, the body's ability to evaporate heat is diminished, resulting in a heightened feeling of warmth. Excessive heat gain, when not shed effectively by the body, can result in increasing body temperatures and related hazards.
In Guwahati, the average relative humidity in June is 81%.
In June, in Guwahati, the rain falls for 16.6 days. Throughout June, 309mm (12.17") of precipitation is accumulated. In Guwahati, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111.3 days and collects up to 1722mm (67.8") of precipitation.
June has the longest days of the year in Guwahati, with an average of 13h and 42min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 4:30 am and sunset at 6:11 pm. On the last day of June, sunrise is at 4:34 am and sunset at 6:19 pm IST.
The average sunshine in June is 4.4h.