New Delhi: After a brief respite, mercury
rose by a few notches in many parts of the northern India
except in Jammu and Kashmir, where rains kept the temperature
below normal levels.
Kota in Rajasthan was the hottest place in the region,
sizzling at 43.4 degrees Celsius. Churu recorded a maximum of
43.2 C, the Met office said.
Barmer and Sriganganagar recorded maximum of 43 and
42.8 C respectively while Jaipur stayed at 41.2 C.
In Punjab and Haryana, hot weather conditions were
back with Hisar recording a day temperature of 43 C, three
degrees above normal.
Bhiwani also braved a hot day at 41.4, while maximum
in Karnal settled at 39.4 C, three degrees above normal, the
Met office said.
The maximum at Chandigarh also witnessed an increase,
settling at 38.5 deg C, up by a degree.
In Punjab, Ludhiana had a hot day at 40.5 C, up two
notches while the high at Patiala was 40.3 C, two degrees
In the national capital, the mercury crossed the
40-degree mark again, ending the four-day respite from searing
The temperature soared to a high of 40.7 C, one degree
above normal. The minimum was recorded at 26.2 C.
In Himachal Pradesh, temperature rose marginally in
parts of the state including Shimla.
The state capital recorded a day temperature of 26.3
C against yesterday`s 25.4.
Night temperature in the Queen of Hills was recorded
at 15.6 C. Una was the hottest place at 37.4 C in the state.
Intermittent rains in Kashmir Valley brought the day
temperature down by few notches in Srinagar and other parts of
the valley, the Met office said.
The maximum temperature in Srinagar settled at 19.4 C,
two degrees below normal.
In hill resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg, the maximum
temperature hovered around 17 degrees while the night
temperature dipped to 6 C in Pahalgam which recorded 4.6 mm of
Jammu region also registered a dip in the day and
night temperatures. The city recorded a high of 38.9 C and a
low of 24.7 C.