Rajasthan temperature rises to 49.6° C

Blistering heat continued to sweep Rajasthan and most parts of North India, including the national capital, with Phalodi town in Rajasthan registering a record-breaking 49.6 degrees Celsius. Normal life was badly hit in several parts of the desert state Rajasthan with heat wave conditions tightening its grip. Phalodi town recorded 49.6 deg C, the highest temperature registered here since 6th June 1991, a MeT official said. Barmer, Dholpur and Jaisalmer recorded a maximum of 49.1, 49 and 48.7 degrees respectively while Bikaner, Jodhpur and Churu settled at 48.1, 47.8 and 47.5 degrees. Kota, Sriganganagar recorded 47.4 deg C, while Jaipur and Ajmer sizzled at 46 degrees.
Mercury maintained its upward trend in Delhi with the maximum temperature settling at 43.6 deg C, four notches above normal while the minimum stood at 29.6 deg C, up by two degrees, the MeT office said. In the plains of Punjab and Haryana, scorching heat continued with Hisar being the hottest at 45.1 deg C, three notches above normal level. Uttar Pradesh experienced another hot and humid day though certain eastern districts of the state were hit by dust storms along with light rains on Tuesday afternoon, the local MeT office said.