Weather today: Delhi and rest of North India swelters under stifling heat, mercury touches 46 deg C mark
Weather today: Several parts of north India reeled under scorching heat on Thursday as mercury touched the 46 degrees Celsius-mark, with the weatherman predicting severe heatwave in some parts of Rajasthan. In Delhi weather stations at Ayanagar recorded maximum temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius.
Heat wave conditions remained unabated in parts of Rajasthan where Ganganagar became the hottest place with a maximum temperature of 46.1 degrees Celsius.
Churu, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jaipur recorded a maximum of 45.6 degrees, 44.8 degrees, 44 degrees and 43.3 degrees Celsius, respectively. (Photo: Reuters)
Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab recorded above normal maximum temperatures of 41.4 degrees, 41.6 degrees and 41.3 degrees, respectively. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, registered a maximum of 40.2 degrees Celsius, two notches against normal limits.
Meanwhile, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said unseasonal showers in central Maharashtra and Cyclone Nisarga that lashed coastal areas have put the state in the ?largely excess rainfall' category. (Photo: Reuters)