Heatwave sweeps North; Jaipur hottest in 33 years

Heatwave sweeps North; Jaipur hottest in 33 years

North India reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday, with Jaipur experiencing the hottest day in June in 33 years at 46.3 degrees Celsius and the national capital recording the season’s highest temperature of 44.7 degrees.

It was also the season’s hottest day in Jammu with a temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, while Allahabad reeled under 46.1 degrees.

Delhiites had to sweat it out as the maximum temperature was four degrees above normal, and humidity oscillated between 22 and 63 per cent. The previous highest for the season was recorded on May 29 when the temperature was 43.7 degrees here.

In Rajasthan, relentless heatwave conditions affected normal life, with day temperature ranging between 43.6 and 47.4 degrees Celsius.  The Pink City experienced the hottest day in June since 1981, according to records available at the MeT office in Jaipur which was established that year.

In Uttar Pradesh too, there was no respite from the scorching heat, with the weatherman forecasting that the dry weather will continue over the state.

Hot weather conditions are prevailing in Odisha despite occasional pre-monsoon showers and thunder storms in different parts of the state. The official death figure due to the heatwave has also gone up to 25.