Sun shows no mercy, Bhusawal sizzles at 47.5 degrees
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:34
  
New Delhi: With the sun showing no mercy, it was another hot day today at most places in the country, including in Bhusawal in Maharashtra where the mercury rose to a sizzling 47.5 degree celsius.

The night-time temperature in the town was also above normal at 29 degrees.

Daytime temperatures were also on the upswing in nothern India where Hisar in Haryana experienced a high of 44.1 degree, seven degrees above normal, the Met office said.

Ambala and Karnal saw the mercury touch 42.6 and 43 degrees respectively, seven and eight notches above the usual for this time of the year.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh experienced the hottest April day at 42.7 degrees, breaking a 30-year-old record. The earlier record was 42.6 degrees, recorded on April 21, 1980, the Met office said.

In Punjab, Patiala was the hottest place at a high of 43.5 degrees, up seven degrees above normal while the maximum temperature in Ludhiana was 42.2 degrees, six notches above normal.

The maximum in Amritsar was recorded at 39.2 degrees, five marks above normal.

The national capital saw the daytime temperature touch 43 degrees, a slight fall from yesterday's 43.7 degrees, a 52-year old high.

However, the minimum climbed to 30.6 degrees, crossing the 30 degree barrier last experienced in April 1969, the Met office said.

In Rajasthan, the relentless heat kept most people indoors with the mercury touching 45.5 degrees in Churu.

The Pink City saw the high reach 43.8 degrees.

In Uttarakhand, capital Dehradun saw the mercury settle at 39 degrees, seven marks above normal. The minimum was measured at 23.2 degrees, also seven degrees above normal.

However, in Himachal Pradesh, light showers and overcast skies in some parts brought down the mercury.

In the Queen of the Hills, the daytime temperature was recorded at 24.7 degrees, a significant drop from yesterday's 29.6 degrees.

Una was the hottest place in the state at a maximum of 37 degrees while Sundernagar experienced a high of 28.4 degrees and Dharamsala 31.2 degrees.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:34


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