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Heat wave continues in Rajasthan; Jaipur observes hottest day

 Heat wave conditions continued to prevail in Rajasthan on Thursday as Jaipur experienced the hottest day of the season with a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, while Phalodi sizzled at 45 degrees Celsius, a MeT report said here.

Jaipur: Heat wave conditions continued to prevail in Rajasthan on Thursday as Jaipur experienced the hottest day of the season with a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, while Phalodi sizzled at 45 degrees Celsius, a MeT report said here.

North-western regions of the state are reeling under severe heat wave conditions with mercury roaring about five degrees Celsius above normal, the report said.

Kota was another city that experienced the season's maximum temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius, while Barmer and Churu were at 43.6 degrees Celsius.

Elsewhere, the maximum temperature was above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state. Western regions of Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Churu, Bikaner and Srigangangar remained in the grip of the blistering heat wave.

No respite is expected from the scorching heat wave condition in the next 24 hours in the state, a forecast said.