Heat wave continues in North India

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 22:13

New Delhi: Heat wave conditions remained unabated across North India on Friday with above normal temperatures at most places.

The capital Delhi saw a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal and a minimum of 32.4 degrees Celsius.

The humidity level in the national capital ranged from 26 per cent to 46 percent.

Rajasthan continued to be under a heat wave. Churu was the hottest place in the state with a day temperature 45.3 degrees Celsius.

There was no respite from the searing heat at Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaipur and Kota which recorded maximums of 44, 42.3, 41.6 and 41.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

Other places registered day temperatures ranging between 36.4 degrees Celsius to 40.5 degrees Celsius, according to the Met department here.

Intense heat wave continued in Punjab and Haryana with mercury settling upto eight notches above normal in some parts of the two states.

The maximum temperature in most parts of the two states hovered between two to eight degrees above normal, the MeT office said here.

In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar recorded the highest temperature at 45.9 degrees Celsius, up by eight notches above normal.


First Published: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 22:13

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