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Severe heatwave in Rajasthan, Sriganganagar boils at 46 deg C

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A severe heatwave swept through the desert throwing normal life out of gear in Rajasthan.

The minimum temperatures saw an increase of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius as compared to yesterday.

Sriganganagar was the hottest place in the state with a maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius, followed by Barmer (45.8 deg C), Churu (45.5 deg C), Bikaner (45.4 deg C), Jaisalmer (45.1 deg C), Kota (44.3 deg C), Pilani (43.5 deg C), and Dabok (43 deg C each) and (42.8 deg C).

The minimum temperatures too witnessed a surge at a few places with recording 28.2 degrees Celsius, followed by Barmer (27.8 deg C), (27.5 deg C) and Dabok (27 deg C).

The office has forecast a dry weather with a possibility of severe heatwave conditions at several places in the state over the next 48 hours.

It has also forecast warm night conditions at isolated places in the western parts of the state.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 18:48 IST