Heat wave tightens grip over Rajasthan, temperature rises in several places

Monday’s heat wave conditions in Rajasthan got worse, with a few places reporting maximum temperatures one to six degrees Celsius higher than the previous day’s.

According to a spokesperson of the Jaipur Meteorological Centre, Ganganagar recorded the highest temperature in the state at 46.2 degrees Celsius, which is 4.9 degrees Celsius higher than normal.

According to the official, Pilani’s maximum temperature was 45.9 degrees Celsius, which is 6.5 degrees higher than normal.

The highest recorded temperatures were 45.4 degrees Celsius in Churu and Karauli, 44.9 degrees Celsius in Dholpur, 44.8 degrees Celsius in Alwar, 44.3 degrees Celsius in Bikaner and 44 degrees Celsius in each of Bharatpur and Phalodi. There were many major cities where the temperature rose above 40 degrees Celsius.

According to the MeT official, the minimum temperature in most parts of the state was 2 to 8.1 degrees Celsius higher than normal. He stated that the night temperatures in major cities fell between 37 to 28.6 degrees Celsius. Alwar had a low of 37 degrees Celsius, which was 4.9 degrees Celsius above normal, while Phalodi had a lowest of 34.6 degrees, which was 8.1 degrees Celsius above average.