13 Odisha towns record above-40 temp; light rain in Delhi

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13 Odisha towns record above-40 temp; light rain in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 30 (PTI) There was no respite from the

scorching sun in Odisha where more than 10 places breached the

40-degree mark, while a brief spell of evening rain brought

the mercury down in the national capital.

It was a pleasant day in the national capital which

received traces of rains in the evening. The minimum

temperature settled at 24.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this

time of season, a MeT official said.

The maximum temperature dipped marginally from yesterday

and settled at 38.1 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature

yesterday was 39.2 degrees Celsius.

The MeT department has forecast a mainly clear for

tomorrow.

Gruelling heat wave prevailed across Odisha today with

Balangir being the hottest at 44.3 degrees Celsius. At least

13 places breached the 40-degree mark– nine of them above 42.

The MeT office has forecast that the heat wave will

continue in most parts of the state for the next few days

despite thundershower in some areas tomorrow.

The maximum temperature in state capital Bhubaneswar

stood at 36.8 degrees Celsius, while the mercury touched 36.5

degrees in Cuttack city.

In Rajasthan, Kota was the hottest place at 41.5 degrees

Celsius, followed by Barmer at 41.4 degrees. Jaisalmer and

Churu recorded their day temperatures at 41.2 and 41 degrees

Celsius respectively, while other stations registered their

maximums below 40.

Light rains occurred in Bhilwara (1 cm) and traces were

recorded in Pilani in the morning.

An IMD bulletin said thunderstorm occurred at isolated

places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab.

In Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperatures hovered a few

notches below normal in several parts thanks to overnight

rain. Union Territory of Chandigarh recorded a maximum of 35.2

degree Celsius, two notches below normal. The city received a

rainfall of 2 mm.

Amritsar and Patiala received rainfall of 2 mm and 8.6 mm

respectively. The MeT department has predicted light rain or

thundershowers at isolated places in the two states in the

next 24 hours.

The Met department has predicted partly cloudy sky with

the possibility of rain or thunderstorm for tomorrow in most

parts of Bihar.

State capital Patna recorded a maximum temperature of

35.7 degrees Celsius against yesterday’s 41.6. Gaya was the

hottest place in the state at 39.5 degrees Celsius.

Thunderstorm was witnessed in several areas of Himachal

Pradesh while high-altitude tribal areas had another spell of

snowfall, causing sharp fall in temperatures.

Lightning also damaged electronic gazettes in several

parts of Shimla while gusty winds blew off roofs of kachha

houses and uprooted trees.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.