Heat wave continues as Jaisalmer hits a blistering 52.4 degrees

first_imgHeatwave conditions continued to sweep several parts of the country with a border outpost in Jaisalmer registering a sizzling 52.4 degrees and Rajasthan’s Phalodi recording maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius.National capital New Delhi too faced unpleasant weather conditions where the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.Last month, a video had gone viral showing a woman frying eggs on the floor in Telengana due to the heat.In Rajasthan, Phalodi town in Jodhpur was followed by Sri Ganganagar (46.3), Churu (46), Bikaner (45.8), and Barmer (45.2), and Jaipur (43.3).Heat wave conditions 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 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 degrees, five degrees 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. 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.Bihar continued to sizzle with Gaya being the hottest place at 42.9 degree Celsius followed by Patna (40.4).In Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, where the maximum temperature was 35, the District Collector has ordered no schools will function till May 20.advertisementOn Sunday, 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 case of sunstroke deaths in Kerala’s Kozhikode.-With PTI inputslast_img read more