temperatures shot up by an average of one degree Celsius in the last three
years during the hottest months in Bhutan according to records maintained
by the meteorology unit (MU).
2003 the maximum temperature was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius in June
in Phuentsholing, a 2.5-degree rise compared to June, 2001. Thimphu recorded its maximum temperature on August 6 at 29.5 degrees Celsius. Samdrup
Jongkhar, Gelephu and Phuentsholing experienced a fluctuation between
37 to 39 degrees Celsius.