No let-up in heat; Hisar sizzles at 47.5 degree Celsius

Temperature in Delhi settles at 42.7 degree Celsius

No let-up in heat; Hisar sizzles at 47.5 degree Celsius
There was no let-up in the heat wave conditions with mercury rising to 47 degrees Celsius in Hisar in Haryana and Churu in Rajasthan on Sunday.

Hisar sizzled at 47.5 degrees while Churu recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degrees, the MeT Department said.

In the national capital, the maximum temperature settled at 42.7 degrees, three notches above the season’s average.

“The Safdarjung observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 42.7 degrees. The Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius,” said the Met official.

In what may come as a relief, the Met office has predicted rain and thunderstorm towards Monday evening and night in Delhi.

The temperatures hovered around 45 degrees in many places in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, making lives miserable for people.

The temperatures hovered between 42-46 degrees Celsius in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak and Bhiwani in Haryana. Heat wave conditions also persisted in Punjab with Amritsar recording a high of 41.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.

Union Territory Chandigarh registered a maximum of 39.6 degrees Celsius. Sriganganagar, Pilani and Kota in Rajasthan recorded a maximum of 46, 45.5 and 45 degrees Celsius, respectively, whereas the day temperature in Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur was 44.8, 44.2 and 40.9 degrees, according to the MeT department here.

Light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at isolated places in eastern Uttar Pradesh while weather was dry in western parts of the state. Highest temperature in the state was recorded in Jhansi at 45.5 degrees Celsius.

The heat wave condition continued to grip the western region of Odisha with mercury level touching 45.5 degree Celsius at Titlagarh even as the people in coastal districts experienced uneasiness due to high rate of humidity. At least nine places in the state recorded a high of above 40 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the IMD predicted thundersquall and rainfall at some places in the next 24 hours.

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