New Delhi: There was no respite from intense heat wave in North India on Saturday as temperatures soared to as high as 48.3 degrees Celsius in Allahabad while Delhi also had a hot day with mercury settling at 44.9 degree Celsius.
Excessively high temperatures were recored in most parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan while Nagpur in Maharashtra recorded highest maximum temperature in the last 11 years with mercury soaring to 47.3 degree Celsius.
A day after experiencing the hottest day of this summer, the maximum temperature in Delhi settled at five notches above normal, and slightly below from yesterday`s 45 degree Celsius.
The minimum temperature in the city breached the 30 degree mark as it settled at 30.8 degree Celsius, three points above normal.
There seems to be no respite for Delhiites from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the weatherman has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10.
Uttar Pradesh also reeled under scorching heat as hot and dry winds pushed mercury and maximum temperature remained above normal in the state with Allahabad sizzling at 48.3 degree celsius.
Temperatures were above normal in Meerut Varanasi, Faizabad, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly and Agra divisions and appreciably above normal in Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Jhansi divisions.
It was frying hot in Rajasthan where Jaipur recorded the season`s highest of 46.8 degree Celsius.
Churu was the hottest in the desert state recording the maximum temperature of 47.6 degrees followed by Bikaner and Kota where the day temperature was 47.2 and 46.9 degrees respectively.
There was no respite in sight from intense heat wave conditions prevailing in Punjab and Haryana with mercury touching 45 degree Celsius level at most of the places in both states.
Hisar was the hottest in both states as it sizzled at 46.5 deg C, up by five degrees above normal.
Among other areas in Haryana, Ambala had a high of 44 deg
C, 4 degrees above normal, while in Narnaul mercury settled at 42 deg C.
Union Territory Chandigarh recorded the maximum at 44.4 deg C, up by five notches above normal.
In Punjab, Amritsar had a high of 46 deg C, up by five degrees above normal, while Ludhiana and Patiala sizzled at 45.5 deg C and 45 deg C.
Even in the hill state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun and other areas in the plains were gripped by sweltering heat with state capital recording a high of 41 degrees celsius.
Meanwhile in Maharashtra, Nagpur registered highest maximum temperature in the last 11 years as mercury soared to 47.3 degree Celsius. The previous highest temperature in the city was recorded at 47.7 degree Celsius on June 4, 2003.
The entire Vidarbha region, which is reeling under intense heat, has witnessed high temperatures hovering from 45 to 47 degree Celsius in different parts of region.