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Intense heat wave grips many parts of nation

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The heat wave has gripped many parts of the country as reeled under heat with the mercury soaring to 44 degrees in some parts of the city.

In and Punjab, Chandigarh, Narnaul and Karnal experienced the season's hottest day.

Narnaul in Haryana, which registered a maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees, once again turned out to be the hottest place in the two states.

In Rajasthan, Sriganganagar recorded the highest maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees celsius.

The weather remained dry in Uttar Pradesh, with being the hottest place in the state at 45 degrees.

Searing heat persisted in western with Balangir being the hottest place in the state recording a high of 43 degrees, even as a northwester brought respite in the coastal region of the state.

In Telangana, Adilabad district recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44.1 degrees.

Parts of also continued to sizzle, with the maximum temperature hovering above 43 degrees at several places.

The department has predicted severe heat waves at a few places in the eastern and western regions of the state today.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 08:26 IST