New Delhi: Hot conditions prevailed in most
parts of northern India today with Churu in Rajasthan
recording a high of 40 degrees celsius.
The maximum temperature in Ajmer, Kota, Bikaner and
Jaisalmer was 39 degrees celsius even as Sri Ganganagar in
the desert state experienced light showers.
In Delhi, citizens did not get any respite from simmering
hot conditions with mercury touching 38.7 degrees celsius,
five degrees above normal for this time of the year.
The minimum in the national capital touched 20.7 degrees,
three notches above normal, the Met office said.
The people of Delhi experienced unusually hot days last
month. The mercury touched 39.2 degrees on March 21 which was
the second highest maximum temperature in March in the past 65
In Jammu and Kashmir, temperatures stayed above normal
in the plains even as the cool breeze brought down the mercury
in the valley and higher reaches.
Winter capital Jammu recorded a high of 34.9 -- five
degrees above normal while the night temperature stayed at
21.9 degrees, the Met office said.
The night temperature in Srinagar, summer capital of the
state, dipped to 5.0 degrees celsius -- six degree below
normal while maximum settled at 17 degrees which
is normal during this part of the season.
Mercury plunged to a low of 0.2 degree in Pahalgam hill
resort. However, the day was pleasant with a maximum of 14.8
In Punjab, maximum temperatures remained above normal.
Chandigargh recorded a maximum of 34.6 degrees celsius, three
degrees above normal.