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Northwest plains battle intense heat, relief expected in next 48 hours

June 10, 2014 2:11 PM |

According to the latest weather update by Skymet Meteorology Division in India, Punjab, Haryana, east Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh continued to swelter under intense heat on Monday.

Amritsar in Punjab recorded a maximum of 47°C, while Ludhiana recorded 46.4°C. Hisar in Haryana recorded 47.1°C, month's second highest maximum temperature. Gurgaon too was hot and recorded 47.6°C as maximum on Monday.

In Rajasthan, Churu registered 48.3 °C as maximum, while Sriganganagar recorded 48°C. Bikaner recorded 46.8°C, Kota 46.4°C, Jaipur 46.2°C and Pilani 45.6°C. Barmer and Jaisalmer recorded 45.4°C.

In Jammu & Kashmir, Jammu, the winter capital observed the hottest day of the season with maximum settling at 44°C and minimum 27.9°C.

Banda in Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 47.6°C. Jhansi at 46.8°C, Agra 46.4°C and Aligarh 45.6°C were the other hottest places in Uttar Pradesh.

According to Skymet weather forecast, the weather system (a low pressure area) in Arabian Sea will bring changes in the wind conditions in northwest plains, dropping the temperature marginally. There would also be chances of dust or thunderstorms in these parts around 12th and 13th June. The weather system is already affecting some parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat where day temperatures have dropped due to these winds from the Arabian Sea.

In East India, east Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas of Bihar would be hot and dry while Gangetic West Bengal will get moist winds that will keep the temperatures in control.

In Central India, day temperatures in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh would continue to remain above normal. Several places including, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Raipur will observe maximums settling in the range of 43 to 44°C.

Vidarbha in central Peninsular region again witnessed extremely hot weather with Chandrapur recording a maximum of 47.3°C, eight notches above normal. Nagpur recorded 46.2°C as maximum on Monday. Skymet weather forecast indicates drop in temperatures during the next 48 hours.






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