New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) There was no respite from the
scorching sun in Odisha where mercury crossed the 43-degree
mark at 10 places even as the Met department forecast a
possibility of thunderstorm and rain in Delhi for tomorrow.
It was cloudy and sunny day in patches in the national
capital with both the maximum and minimum temperatures
settling within normal levels.
Delhi witnessed a windy morning. Six Delhi-bound flights
had to be diverted to the Jaipur International Airport owing
to the weather condition.
The Safdarjung observatory registered a maximum
temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the
The Met office has forecast overcast conditions along
with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm and dust storm for
Gruelling heatwave swept across Odisha throwing life out
of gear, particularly in the western parts of the state, where
roads wore a deserted look during the day as people chose to
remain indoors due to scorching heat.
Jharsuguda was the hottest place in the state at 44.4
The mercury breached the 43-degree mark in 10 towns and
40-degree mark at at least 15 places, with the MeT office
forecasting that heat wave will intensify.
The maximum temperature in the state capital of
Bhubaneswar dropped marginally to 37.8 degrees Celsius from
40.8 recorded yesterday.
The weather remained dry in parts of Uttar Pradesh where
Etawah was the hottest place at the maximum of 42.2 degrees
Celsius. Day temperatures otherwise remained normal throughout
The weatherman has predicted that rain and thunderstorms
with gusty winds are likely at isolated places over the state
for tomorrow and the day after.
In Rajasthan, the mercury is once again on the ascendance
at most of the places after a brief spell of respite due to
rain. Churu was the hottest place where the maximum touched
41.7 degree Celsius followed by 41.4 in Kota, 41.0 in
Ganganagar, 40.8 in Jaisalmer.
The MeT department has predicted duststorm or
thunderstorm at isolated places in the state in next 24 hours.
The weather remained dry in Bihar with Gaya being the
hottest place in the state at 42.4 degree Celsius, two notches
The Met department has forecast a mainly clear sky for
Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea tomorrow.
Maximum temperatures remained close to the normal at most
places in Punjab and Haryana as a few places in the two states
received light rain.
Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 36.3 degrees Celsius,
one notch below normal. The city witnessed a rainfall of 0.2
The MeT department has predicted light rain or thunder
showers at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab in the next
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