10 Odisha towns record temp above 43; rain forecast for Delhi

10 Odisha towns record temp above 43; rain forecast for Delhi

There was no respite from the scorching sun in Odisha where mercury crossed the 43-degree mark at 10 places even as the Met department forecast a possibility of thunderstorm and rain in Delhi for tomorrow.

It was cloudy and sunny day in patches in the national capital with both the maximum and minimum temperatures settling within normal levels.

Delhi witnessed a windy morning. Six Delhi-bound flights had to be diverted to the Jaipur International Airport owing to the weather condition.

The Safdarjung observatory registered a maximum temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

The Met office has forecast overcast conditions along with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm and dust storm for tomorrow.

Gruelling heatwave swept across Odisha throwing life out of gear, particularly in the western parts of the state, where roads wore a deserted look during the day as people chose to remain indoors due to scorching heat.

Jharsuguda was the hottest place in the state at 44.4 degrees Celsius.

The mercury breached the 43-degree mark in 10 towns and 40-degree mark at at least 15 places, with the MeT office forecasting that heat wave will intensify.

The maximum temperature in the state capital of Bhubaneswar dropped marginally to 37.8 degrees Celsius from 40.8 recorded yesterday.

The weather remained dry in parts of Uttar Pradesh where Etawah was the hottest place at the maximum of 42.2 degrees Celsius. Day temperatures otherwise remained normal throughout the state.

The weatherman has predicted that rain and thunderstorms with gusty winds are likely at isolated places over the state for tomorrow and the day after.

In Rajasthan, the mercury is once again on the ascendance at most of the places after a brief spell of respite due to rain. Churu was the hottest place where the maximum touched 41.7 degree Celsius followed by 41.4 in Kota, 41.0 in Ganganagar, 40.8 in Jaisalmer.

The MeT department has predicted duststorm or thunderstorm at isolated places in the state in next 24 hours.

The weather remained dry in Bihar with Gaya being the hottest place in the state at 42.4 degree Celsius, two notches above normal.

The Met department has forecast a mainly clear sky for Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea tomorrow.
Maximum temperatures remained close to the normal at most places in Punjab and Haryana as a few places in the two states received light rain.

Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 36.3 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal. The city witnessed a rainfall of 0.2 mm.

The MeT department has predicted light rain or thunder showers at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab in the next 48 hours.  

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