10 Odisha towns record temp above 43; rain forecast for Delhi

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10 Odisha towns record temp above 43; rain forecast for Delhi

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

season’s average.

The Met office has forecast overcast conditions along

with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm and dust storm for

tomorrow.

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

degrees Celsius.

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 state.

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

above normal.

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

mm.

The MeT department has predicted light rain or thunder

showers at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab in the next

48 hours.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.