Three die due to heat in Bhavnagar dist of Gujarat
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Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010, 00:00
New Delhi: Three persons on Sunday died due to the heat in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, taking the toll so far this summer to over 133 as temperatures stayed above the 40-degree celsius mark in northern India.

A woman and two men died while climbing up the Jain pilgrimage site of Palitana hill in the western state.

The heat wave continued unabated in the state with the maximum temperature being recorded above 42 degree celsius at most places.

The Vidarbha region also experienced high temperatures with Nagpur recording a high of 46.2 degrees. Neighbouring Wardha closely followed at 46 degrees.

In northern India, high temperatures kept many people indoor as the mercury touched the 47 degrees mark at places in Rajasthan and Haryana.

In the desert state, Sriganganagar was the hottest place for the second consecutive day as it sizzled at a high of 47.8 degrees.

The mercury also touched 47 degree mark in Churu followed by 45.6 degrees in Barmer.

The Pink City experienced a daytime temperature of 44 degrees while it was 45.2 degrees in Kota.

In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place in the region at 47 degrees. Ambala experienced a daytime temperature of 42.1 degrees, three degrees above normal.

Patiala in Punjab had a high of 44 degrees, five notches more than the usual for this time of the year while Ludhiana saw the mercury settle at 43.8 degrees, five degrees above normal. It was 42.9 degrees in Amritsar, four marks above the normal.

Chandigarh experienced a high of 42 degrees, two degrees above normal.

In the national capital, the mercury touched 43.9 degrees during the day while the night temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees.

The humidity levels also rose to 55 per cent though the minimum was 10 per cent.


First Published: Monday, May 17, 2010, 00:00

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