No respite from heat despite rain, snowfall in parts of north
Most parts of the country witnessed heatwave conditions on Tuesday despite snowfall in hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and scattered rainfall in some areas of other northern states.
The country's highest temperature (43.2 degrees Celsius) was recorded in Khajuraho followed by Wardha (Maharashtra) 43, and Daltonganj (Jharkhand) at 42.9. In Delhi, which witnessed cloudy and sunny patches through the day and light rainfall by the evening, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 21.8.
The weather department has forecast likelihood of rain, duststorm and thunderstorm in Delhi and NCR for Wednesday due to an active western disturbance across northwest India. The IMD in an evening bulletin said heatwave conditions were observed at most places across the country while severe heatwave conditions were observed at a few places over West Rajasthan, at many places over East Rajasthan, at a few places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and East UP. Rajasthan's Pilani (7 mm) and Churu (.5 mm) also received light rain.
The maximum temperature continued to hover above normal across Haryana and Punjab even as several parts of the two states received rains.