Heat wave continued unabated in northern region as temperature in several areas remained above 40 degree Celcius. In Rajasthan, Ganganagar was the hottest with maximum temperature settling at 45.9 degree Celsius.
Delhiites continued to reel under rising mercury as the maximum temperature settled at 41.7 degree Celsius, about three degree above normal. The MeT department has predicted partly cloudy skies with thunder development in some areas of the national capital for today.
In Haryana and Punjab, mercury soared above 40 degree Celsius at most places with Hisar settling at 43.5 degrees Celsius. Amritsar and Ludhiana also braved the hot weather recording respective maximums of 42 deg C and 41.9 deg C. The MeT department has, however, forecast thunderstorms with possibility of light rain at isolated places in the two states during the next two days.
Odisha’s industrial town of Talcher continued to remain the hottest place in the State for the third consecutive day, sizzling at 45 degree Celsius. Official sources put the death toll due to sunstroke to eight.