Sun shows no mercy, Bhusawal sizzles at 47.5 degrees

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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