Jaipur, Jul 2 (PTI) Heatwave prevailed in most parts of Rajasthan, with Churu recording a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius, the highest in the state, according the meteorological department officials. They attributed the weather conditions to the slow progress of the southwest monsoon in the state. Day temperature was recorded 40 degrees Celisus or above in 12 out of 33 districts of the state, the department said.
It said at the same time, night temperature in six districts was recorded above 30 degree Celsius.
According to the department's data, 27 mm of rain was recorded in Alwar and 0.5 mm of rain in Dholpur from morning till 5 pm on Friday.
The department has predicted heatwave conditions in Alwar, Dholpur, Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh districts during the next 24 hours.
On Friday, the maximum temperature recorded in Churu was 43.6 degrees Celsius followed by 43 in Pilani, 42.8 in Sri Ganganagar, 42.7 in Karauli, 42.5 in Dholpur, 40.9 in Sawai Madhopur, 40.8 each in Bikaner-Phalodi and 40.7 in Alwar, it said. At other places, the maximum temperature was recorded in the range of 40.3 degrees Celsius to 32.8 degrees Celsius. PTI AG ANB ANB