New Delhi: Heat wave continued across
the northern plains on Tuesday even as rains lashed parts of
Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, where traffic on the
Srinagar-Leh highway was suspended.
The road was closed after heavy landslides occurred
along the highway as a result of incessant rains over the last
In Himachal Pradesh, rains occurred in Udaipur (23mm),
Sangla (7 mm), Tissa (5 mm), Banjar (4 mm) and Saloni (3 mm).
In the Queen of the Hills the maximum temperature was
recorded at 28.8 degrees. Una was the hottest place in the
state a high of 38.4 degrees.
It was a contrast in the northern plains as the
blazing sun ensured that temperatures stayed above the 40
degree Celsius mark with Churu in Rajasthan sizzling at 46
Elsewhere in the desert state, the Pink City had a
high of 43.4 degrees while Udaipur experienced a daytime
temperature of 42 degrees.
Frequent power cuts and a shortage of water added to
the woes of people in the state.
In the national capital, the maximum temperature was
recorded at 44.6 degrees, down from the season`s highest of
45.4 degrees yesterday. The night time temperature was
recorded at 32 degrees, the highest for May in the past five
The humidity oscillated between 15 and 47 per cent.
In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest in the
region, recording a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees, five
degrees above normal.
Ambala experienced a daytime temperature of 40.2
degrees while the mercury settled at 40.4 degrees in Karnal.
Chandigarh registered a high of 40.2 degrees, two
notches more than the usual for the season.
Patiala in Punjab was the hottest place in the state
at 41.1 degrees, two degrees above normal. The high at
Ludhiana and Amritsar was recorded at 41 and 36.7 degrees
Temperatures were also high in the Vidarbha region
with Wardha experiencing a daytime temperature of 47.4
Akola saw the mercury touch 46.8 degrees while Nagpur
had a high of 46.2 degrees.