Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Rajasthan's Churu records 50 degrees Celsius as heatwave grips India

Rajasthan's Churu records 50 degrees Celsius as heatwave grips India

Several other places endured maximum temperatures markedly above normal. In north up, western Rajasthan, Vidarbha, western Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, East Rajasthan, Pashmi up and east Madhya Pradesh, the heat wave has been troubling the masses. Numerous locations saw the mercury climb above 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday and Sunday.

"Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions to prevail over the northwest, central and adjoining peninsular India, today and tomorrow", the IMD said.

According to the IMD forecast, no significant changes in maximum temperatures are likely over the next two-three days. The following day temperatures there hit a high of 48.9 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). According to Reuters, officials in Churu issued a heat advisory, and city hospitals have prepared cooling areas with additional air conditioners and medications to treat heat-related illnesses. Temperatures in both countries have exceeded 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) within the last 24 hours.

Jaipur | Rajasthan reeled under intense heat Saturday with Churu sizzling at 50.8 degrees Celsius, nine degrees above normal.

However, capital Shimla and some other parts of the state got some relief from the scorching heat as thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds came towards the evening.

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The ten Indian cities featured in the list are Churu (50.3 degrees), Ganganagar (48.8 degrees), Bikaner (48.4 degrees), Phalodi (48.2 degrees), Jaisalmer (47.8 degrees), Nowgong (47.7 degrees), Narnaul (47.6 degrees), Kota (47.5 degrees), Pilani (47.5 degrees) and Barmer (47.2 degrees).

In most Indian states, temperatures in the first week of June have steadily soared, with many regions experiencing heatwave conditions.

The city, which has been witnessing temperatures above the 40-degree mark for the past few days, recorded a maximum of 40.2 degrees Celsius on Monday. Adilabad was the hottest in the state at 45.4 degree Celsius, followed by Nizamabad at 44.4 degree Celsius.

In most cities of Rajasthan, maximum temperatures were four to eight notches above normal, whereas the minimum were three to five degrees above normal. Rain in most parts of Odisha, mainly the western region, brought down the mercury. Mahesh Palawat of the Skymet Weather said heatwave conditions will persist in Delhi for another week and the maximum temperature will hover around 46 degrees Celsius.

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