Sunstroke kills more in Odisha

Sunstroke kills more in Odisha

Barmer sizzles at 44.9 C

Sunstroke kills more in Odisha

Heatwave continued to sweep several parts of the country shooting mercury upwards with Barmer and Kota in Rajasthan scorching at 44.9 and 44.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

In Odisha, 4 more deaths suspected to be from sunstroke were reported n Thursday taking the toll to 179. The official count, however, still stands at 17, the Special Relief Commissioner’s office said.

Bolangir was the hottest place in the state with maximum temperature reaching 43.5 degrees Celsius followed by 43.2 and 43 degrees Celsius at Bhawanipatna and Titlagarh, respectively. Bhubaneswar simmered with 41.2 degrees.

In Rajasthan, heatwave conditions continued to prevail in western parts of the state with Bikaner, Churu, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Ajmer recording maximum of 44.6, 44, 43.6, 42.3 and 42.2 degrees Celsius, respectively, according to the Met Department.

Meanwhile, light rains occurred at isolated areas in Udaipur, Jaipur and Kota divisions.

In the national capital, the maximum temperature was recorded at 41 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average while the humidity level oscillated between 31 and 78 %.

In Haryana, Hisar sweltered at 43.5 degrees, 3 notches more than normal limits. Capital city Chandigarh recorded a high of 37.2 degrees. Ludhiana and Patiala recorded identical maximums at 38.7 degrees each in Punjab, while Amritsar’s high settled at 38.4 degrees.

In Uttar Pradesh, Banda was the hottest at 42 degrees and Allahabad recorded 40.5 while Lucknow posted 36.1 degrees.

In West Bengal, the mercury stood at 41.1 degrees in Bankura, the highest in the state, followed by 37.8 degrees at Sriniketan. Kolkata posted 37.8 degrees.

In south, Hyderabad, Chennai and Thiruvanathapuram recorded 35, 36.7 and 32 degrees Celsius respectively.