Hot conditions revive, mercury rises in North

After two days of respite, hot conditions revived in most parts of North India on Saturday with Churu in Rajasthan sizzling at 44.3 degrees.

New Delhi: After two days of respite, hot
conditions revived in most parts of North India on Saturday with
Churu in Rajasthan sizzling at 44.3 degrees.

In the national capital, mercury rose by over five
degrees since yesterday to touch 41.6 C, three notches above
normal, though the minimum remained at 27.4 C, two degrees
below normal.

The city also reeled under high humidity, which
oscillated between 74 and 27 per cent, as it received only
`trace` rainfall.

Temperature also showed an upward trend in Rajasthan,
where Churu recorded a maximum of 44.3 degree Celsius followed
by Bikaner and Barmer at 43 degrees each.

Elsewhere in the desert state, the high in Jodhpur and
Ajmer settled at 42.2 C and 41.7 C respectively while that in
Kota, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Dabok ranged between 41.5 C and
39.5 C.

Sikar, Chittorgarh, Dabok and Kota received 20 mm, 12 mm,
5.4 mm and 5.2 mm rainfall respectively till this morning.

Meanwhile, mercury hovered around normal at most places
in Punjab and Haryana, where Hisar endured a hot day at 42.6
degrees.

Patiala recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees
followed by Ambala, Chandigarh and Karnal at 37.6 C, 37.2 C
and 37 C respectively.

PTI