Heat wave continues unabated; Sriganganagar at 45.1 c

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 20:21

New Delhi: The heat wave across the
country continued unabated with Sriganganagar in Rajasthan
baking at a high of 45.1 degree celsius.

The mercury stayed above the normal in the desert
state as Barmer recorded a maximum temperature of 44.8 degrees
and Jaisalmer experienced a high of 44.4 degrees.

The state capital saw the mercury settle at 41.1
degrees, the Met office said.

Jaisalmer, Churu, Jodhpur and Bikaner recorded maximum
temperatures of 44.4, 43.8, 43.4 and 43.2 degrees
respectively.

In the national capital, today`s daytime temperature
was the highest in the last five years for this day at 41.2
degree, the Met office said, adding it was five notches above
normal. Night-time temperature was registered at 24.1 degrees,
up from the usual by four degrees.

In Himachal Pradesh, the absence of rain saw the
mercury rise. The Queen of the Hills saw the mercury settle at
28.2 degrees, while Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Dharamsala and Una
experienced highs of 37.6, 35.1, 33.2 and 39.6 degrees
respectively.

Jammu and Kashmir saw maximum temperatures settle
above normal as the twin capitals Srinagar and Jammu saw the
mercury touch 25.4 and 39.3 degrees, the Met office said.

The highest temperature of 26.9 degrees in the valley
was recorded in Kupwara while the lowest temperature of 21.2
degrees was recorded in Pahalgam. Katra, the base camp for the
Vaishnodevi pilgrimage saw the mercury settle at 35.7 degrees.

Daytime temperatures were also above normal in many
places in western and central India where Ahmedabad, Bhuj,
Bhopal and Nagpur recorded highs of 42, 44, 40 and 45 degrees
respectively, the Met office said.

In the eastern region, Gaya sizzled at 45 degrees and
Jamshedpur at 44 degrees while it was 40 degrees in Patna.
Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata experienced daytime temperatures of
40 and 36 degrees respectively.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 20:21

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