New Delhi: The heatwave continued to grip
north India as the mercury stayed above normal at most places
while the minimum in the national capital touched the season`s
highest at over 34 degrees.
Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh was hottest in the region at 46.5
degrees followed by Varanasi 46.1 C. Elsewhere in the state,
Agra sizzled at 44 degrees while Lucknow was hot at 43 C.
In the national capital, while the maximum was recorded
at 42.8 C, the minimum climbed by 6.2 degrees since yesterday
to touch 34.2 degree Celsius, the season`s highest. The city
had recorded a maximum and minimum temperature of 44 C and 28
C the previous day.
However, the mercury dropped by two to three notches in
states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana as compared to
yesterday but still hovered above the normal range.
In the desert state of Rajasthan, Churu was the hottest
place at 43.8 C as against 45.4 C yesterday. The high in Kota
settled at 43.5 degrees followed by Sriganganagar 43.3 C,
Pilani 42.7 C and Sikar 42.5 degree Celsius.
In Punjab and Haryana, day temperatures at most places
dropped by two to three notches since yesterday, but still
settled well above the normal level.
Amritsar recorded a maximum of 43.1 C followed by Bhiwani
43 C, Ludhiana and Patiala 42 C each and Hissar 41.9 degrees.
In Himachal Pradesh, Una was the hottest place at 40.6 C
as against 42.2 C yesterday.
The picturesque Shimla was hot at 30.5 degrees, up by a
notch than the previous day, while the minimum in Nahan
climbed to 29.7 degrees, seven notches above normal.
Meanwhile, Vidharbha region in Maharashtra continued to
reel under hot conditions with Bramhapuri town recording a
maximum temperature of 45.9 degrees Celsius, followed by
Gondia 45.1 C, Wardha 45 and Nagpur 44.3 C.