Rajasthan sizzles at 46o Celsius

Rajasthan sizzles at 46o Celsius

3 more deaths in Odisha; Patna touches 44o Celsius

Rajasthan sizzles at 46o Celsius
Three fresh sunstroke casualties were reported in Odisha on Saturday as heat wave continued to sweep several parts of the country.

Rajasthan’s Phalodi scorched at 46 degrees Celsius while the highest temperature in Odisha was recorded at 44 degrees Celsius in Sonepur followed by Sundergarh (41), Talcher (40.8) and Bhawanipatna (40.5), a MeT official said.

The sunstroke toll in the eastern state mounted to 13 with three fresh cases being confirmed in Angul and Balasore districts, according to special relief commissioner’s office in Bhubaneswar.

Several other parts of the country also continued to reel under heat wave conditions with Barmer sizzling at 45.4 degrees Celsius.

Jaisalmer, Churu, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Kota recorded the maximum of 44.7, 44.5, 44.4, 44.3 and 44.2 degrees Celsius respectively. In New Delhi, the maximum temperature stood at 39.9 degrees Celsius while humidity in the air oscillated between 18% and 57%.

Major parts of Uttar Pradesh also experienced scorching heat with Banda being recorded as the hottest place with a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius.

In Jharkhand, Dumka was the hottest at 44 degrees Celsius followed by Chaibasa at 43.9 degrees Celsius. Capital Ranchi posted 40.2 degrees Celsius while Jamshedpur recorded 42.4 degrees Celsius.

Bihar continued to experience heat wave condition with capital Patna sizzling at 44.3 degrees Celsius.

In West Bengal, temperature in Kolkata stood at 40.4 degrees Celsius.

Hisar in Haryana experienced sweltering heat at 43 degrees Celsius while mercury in Narnaul stood at 41.5 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Amritsar had a hot day at 41.5 degrees Celsius, up four notches.
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