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Heatwave unabated, Phalodi in Rajasthan hottest at 46.5'baC
 


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New Delhi

Heatwave conditions continued to sweep several parts of the country on Sunday with Rajasthan's Phalodi recording the maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.

National capital New Delhi faced unpleasant weather conditions where the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

In Rajasthan, the highest temperature of 46.5 was recorded at Phalodi town in Jodhpur district, followed by Sri Ganganagar (46.3), Churu (46), Bikaner (45.8), and Barmer (45.2), and Jaipur (43.3).

Heat wave prevailed across Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad being the hottest place at 45.1 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place at 44.7 degrees Celsius and most places in the two states recorded the season's highest maximum temperature so far, the MeT Department office in Chandigarh said.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded 42.3 deg C, up five notches above normal. In Odisha, after a brief respite from scorching heat, the mercury soared in most parts of the state where Bhawanipatna remained the hottest place at 45.5 degrees Celsius.

The state capital Bhubaneswar touched 44 degree Celsius.

Eastern state of Jharkhand also faced heatwave conditions where the maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Jamshedpur followed by Palamu (43.8), Garhwa (43), and Ranchi and Lohardagga (both 40). In West Bengal, Kolkata sizzled at 40.1 degrees Celsius, where the MeT department forecast possibility of rain and thunderstorms within a couple of days.


 
 

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