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Churu remains hottest, Heat waves continues in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
May 06, 2013

The blistering heat conditions continued in the state for the second consecutive day on Sunday when maximum temperatures in the state remained on and above 42 degrees Celsius. There was a rise of almost 2 degrees in the day and night temperatures. Churu remained hottest in the state with maximum temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius.

Attributing the continued rise in the mercury to the active northerly winds and vanishing of factors like upper air cyclonic circulation and western disturbances, the Met office said that ongoing conditions will continue in the state. “There is no visible system which can disturb the climatic pattern and bring rainfall and dust storm. It appears that the heat wave conditions will aggravate in the state in the next couple of days,” said an official with the Jaipur Met office.

Jaipurities woke up to the hottest morning of the season so far as the city experienced a minimum temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius, almost 4 degrees above normal. It was followed by a maximum temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius, almost 2 degrees above normal. Due to the intense heat conditions the roads wore a deserted look in the afternoon.

Met office said that since summers are progressing, Jaipur might touch the mark of 45 degrees Celsius within a week’s time.

With the sudden increase in the mercury a sharp rise in the patients complaining of skin and water-borne diseases are also on the rise. Likewise sunstroke-related diseases are on the rise and the footfall at the government and private hospitals has witnessed a rise.

Met office said that heat wave conditions are likely to aggravate in the state in the next couple of days. In the border districts including Churu, Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer mercury might touch 47 degree Celsius in one week.

Churu was followed by Sriganganagar that witnessed a maximum temperature of 43.7, Bikaner 43.5, Jaisalmer 42.9, Chittorgarh and Jaisalmer 42.6 each, Pilani 42.3, Ajmer 42 and Jodhpur recorded a maximum temperature of 41.4 degree Celsius.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Jaipur/Heat-wave-continues-across-the-state-Churu-remains-hottest/articleshow/19905496.cms

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