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
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.