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Heatwave grips North India, season’s max in Delhi

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-06-2014 PTI

Delhi New: North India reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday, with Jaipur experiencing the hottest day in 33 years at 46.3 degrees Celsius and the national capital recording the season’s highest temperature of 44.7 degrees.

Delhiites had to sweat it out as the maximum temperature was four degrees above normal, and humidity oscillated between 22 and 63%.The previous highest for the season in Delhi was recorded on 29 May when the temperature was 43.7 degrees. The MeT office said that Thursday’s temperature was the highest for the day in five years.

In the desert state of Rajasthan, relentless heatwave conditions affected normal life, with Bikaner sizzling at 47.4 degrees Celsius. State capital Jaipur was the hottest since 1981, according to the local MeT office.

In Uttar Pradesh too, there was no respite from the scorching heat, with the weatherman forecasting that the dry weather will continue over the state. Allahabad was reeling at 46.1 degrees Celsius.

According to the MeT office in Lucknow, day temperatures shot up in Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Jhansi and Meerut divisions, and changed a little in the remaining divisions of the state. Hot conditions also swept Faizabad, Lucknow, Allahabad, Bareilly, Moradabad, Jhansi, Agra and Meerut divisions.

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