Heatwave: Phalodi in Rajasthan hottest place at 46.5 degree Celsius

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May 1, 2016

New Delhi: The heatwave continued to sweep several parts of the country on Sunday with Rajasthan’s Phalodi recording the maximum temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius.

Heatwave: Phalodi in Rajasthan hottest place at 46.5 degree Celsius

May 1, 2016

New Delhi: The heatwave continued to sweep several parts of the country on Sunday with Rajasthan’s Phalodi recording the maximum temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius.

Heatwave: Phalodi in Rajasthan hottest place at 46.5 degree Celsius

New Delhi faced an unpleasant weather condition where the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degree Celsius, three notches above normal.

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

Heatwave prevailed across Uttar Pradesh too with Allahabad being the hottest place at 45.1 degree Celsius. In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place at 44.7 degree Celsius and most places in the two states recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature so far, the meteorological department office in Chandigarh said.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded 42.3 degree Celsius, up five notches above normal. In Odisha, after a brief respite from the scorching heat, the mercury soared in most parts of the state where Bhawanipatna remained the hottest place at 45.5 degree Celsius. The state capital Bhubaneswar touched 44 degree Celsius.

The eastern state of Jharkhand also faced heatwave conditions where the maximum temperature of 44.2 degree Celsius was recorded at Jamshedpur followed by Palamu (43.8 degree Celsius), Garhwa (43 degree Celsius), and Ranchi and Lohardagga (both 40 degree Celsius).

In West Bengal, Kolkata sizzled at 40.1 degree Celsius, where the meteorological department forecast possibility of rain and thunderstorms within a couple of days.

Bihar continued to sizzle under the spell of heatwave with Gaya being the hottest place at 42.9 degree Celsius followed by Patna (40.4 degree Celsius).

In Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, where the maximum temperature was 35 degree Celsius, the district collector has ordered that no schools will function till 20 May due to heatwave conditions.

On Saturday, two persons—50-year-old daily wage worker Damodaran had collapsed and died, and 80-year-old Cheriya Raman, who was walking on the road collapsed and died—in suspected cases of sunstroke-related deaths in Kerala’s Kozhikode.

Palakaad in the state recorded 40.7 degree Celsius and Kozhikode 38.3 degree Celsius.


Courtesy: PTI

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