Mercury soars in Raj, reaches 47 deg C at places

Jaipur: Mercury soared in desert state of Rajasthan with Sriganganagar recording 47.4 degree Celsius followed by Churu at 47.2 degrees.

Bikaner, Kota, Jaisalmer and Barmer recorded maximum of 46.3, 45.7, 45.4 and 45 degrees respectively while the state capital also recorded 44.2 degrees, highest in the season, according to Met department.

Other places also recorded day temperature around 43 degree Celsius.