Mercury crosses 40 deg C at many places, Jaisalmer sizzles at 45.6 deg C
The Mercury rose in many parts of northern India and hovered around the 40 degrees Celsius mark as Odisha continued to sizzle and normal life was affected in Rajasthan due to heat wave in parts of the state.
It was a hot day in the national capital with the mercury crossing the 40 degree Celsius mark in some parts of the city.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.
Areas under Palam, Ayanagar and Ridge registered a maximum temperatures of 42.4, 40.8 and 41.4 degrees Celsius respectively while it was 39.2 degrees Celsius
at Lodhi road, a MeT department official said.
Normal life was affected in Rajasthan due to heat wave sweeping parts of the state with Jaisalmer being the hottest place recording a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius.
Barmer sizzled at 45.4 degrees Celsius, while Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in the western part of the desert state.
Bikaner, Churu, Kota and Jodhpur recorded maximum temperatures of 44.5 degrees Celsius, 44.2 degrees Celsius, 44.1 degrees Celsius and 44 degrees Celsius respectively, the MeT department here said, adding day temperatures at other stations were below 44 degrees Celsius.
Hot weather conditions intensified in Odisha on Friday with the mercury hovering above 40 degree Celsius in at least 13 places in the state and Titlagarh remained the hottest at 43 degrees Celsius.