Gujarat's Idar hottest at 48.5 C

Rajasthan experienced near unbearable heat with Barmer sizzling at 48 degrees, the season’s highest, and the temperature crossing the 45-degree mark at major places like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Churu.

Warm conditions also aggravated in Punjab and Haryana where Hissar endured a hot day at 45.2 degree Celsius, four notches above normal.

The maximum in Patiala settled at 43 C followed by Ludhiana 42.9 C, Amritsar 42.8 C and Karnal, Ambala and Chandigarh —an identical 42 degrees Celsius.

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In the national capital, the day temperature rose further and settled at a scorching 42.6 degree Celsius though night hours provided some relief as the minimum was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, down by 3.7 degrees from the previous day.

The hill state of Himachal Pradesh, too, witnessed marked increase in temperature and the maximum in Una settled at 42 degrees, a rise of two degrees from that of Thursday.
The maximum temperature in state capital Shimla recorded a rise of 2.6 degrees to touch 29.5 C while the minimum also rose to 16.8 degrees, 2.8 notches above normal.

Idar, in Gujarat, reeled at 48.5 degrees Celsius, which is the highest ever recorded in Gujarat.

Temperature in Deesa area of Banaskantha also soared to a new high of 47.3 degrees as in most places of the state, the mercury crossed the 45-degree mark.

Day temperatures also settled above normal in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, South Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Karnataka and Vidarbha region.

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