Temp within normal limits in northern plains, Odisha continues to sizzle

Temp within normal limits in northern plains, Odisha continues to sizzle

Parts of northern plains witnessed temperatures within normal limits even as heat wave conditions persisted at many places in Odisha with the mercury remaining above the 40 degrees Celsius mark.

The national capital witnessed a breezy day which kept the mercury within normal limit with the maximum temperature settling at 34 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. In parts of Odisha, there was marginal fall in temperatures due to thundersquall accompanied gusty surface winds and overcast conditions, even as heat wave conditions persisted in western part of the state.

The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least nine places in the region with Malkangiri being the hottest place in the state registering a high of 42.4 degrees Celsius.

Bhawanipatna recorded a high of 41.5 degrees Celsius followed by 41.2 degrees Celsius in Talcher and 41 degrees Celsius in both Titlagarh and Balangir. In Rajasthan, Barmer was the hottest place with maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, with the weatherman predicting further rise in mercury in western parts of the state.

Jaisalmer registered maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius, while mercury in Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota and Churu settled at 38 degrees Celsius, 37.5 degrees Celsius, 37.4 degrees Celsius and 37 degrees Celsius respectively.

Weather remained dry across Uttar Pradesh today with most parts of the state witnessing temperatures within normal limits. Hamirpur, recording a high of 40.2 degrees Celsius, was the hottest place in the state.

Day temperatures fell in Varanasi division while it changed a little in the other divisions. Maximum temperatures today hovered within the normal limits across Punjab and Haryana with the capital of both states, Chandigarh, recording a high of 31.6 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a high of 32.4 degrees Celsius, while Ludhiana and Patiala registered maximum temperatures of 33.1 degrees Celsius and 31.3 degrees Celsius respectively. Ambala in Haryana recorded a high of 32.5 degrees Celsius, while in Hisar the maximum temperature was 35.5 degrees Celsius.

Rainfall occurred at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh and Karanataka, while day temperatures were above normal in parts of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

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