Rajasthan’s Churu Seethes At 50.8 Degrees, Highest In Country


The MeT department has issued a “red-colour” warning for northwest central India. (Representational)

New Delhi: 

Rajasthan continued to witness intense heat as Churu recorded the highest temperature in the state today at 50.8 degrees Celsius — nine degrees above normal.

Other cities were not far behind as Ganganagar recorded a maximum temperature of 49 degrees Celsius while Bikaner recorded 47.9 degrees Celsius, Jaisalmer 47.2 degrees Celsius and Kota 46 degrees Celsius, the weather department said.

Jodhpur recorded a day temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius, Barmer recorded 44.5 degrees Celsius while Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur also witnessed heatwave and recorded a temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius.

On Friday, Sri Ganganagar in western Rajasthan recorded highest maximum temperature of 49.6 degree Celsius. Churu recorded a maximum of 48.5 degree Celsius on Friday.

Heat wave conditions will continue in central and northwest central India, including parts of Rajasthan, with maximum temperatures in some parts expected to reach 50 degree Celsius, the MeT department has predicted.

The MeT department has issued a “red-colour” warning for northwest central India. The IMD has four colour-coded messages — green, yellow, amber and red. Green indicates normal conditions while red denotes extreme weather situations.

The weather agency has predicted a heat wave to severe heat wave conditions over parts of the northwest, central and adjoining east and peninsular India during the next four to five days.

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