Heatwave Alert: Number of heatstroke patients rise to 3,622 in Rajasthan

Monday saw a rise in the number of heatstroke cases in Rajasthan from 2809 to 3622 as the state continued to experience extreme heatwave conditions. Health officials confirmed that the death crime remained at one.

The state’s hottest place was Phalodi, which registered 49.4 degrees Celsius on Monday, 6.3 degrees above average, while Jaipur’s highest temperature was 46.4 degrees Celsius, 0.8 degrees higher than on Sunday.

Kota had 5 degrees above average temperatures, with a maximum of 48.2 degrees Celsius and a low of 36 degrees.

Almost every city in the state recorded a temperature above 45 degrees Celsius. Ajmer had a maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius, Bhilwara (47.4), Bharatpur (48.2), Alwar (46.2), Pilani (48.5), Chittorgarh (47), Barmer (49.3), Jaisalmer (48.7), Jodhpur (47.4), Bikaner (48.2), Churu (48), Sri Ganganagar (48.3), and Dholpur had the highest temperature of 48.1 degrees Celsius.

According to Meteorological Department officials, the state will get no relief from rising temperatures on Tuesday.

It’s quite likely that the current extreme heatwave conditions will last for the next two to three days. R.S. Sharma, Director, India Meteorological Department, Jaipur, stated that the maximum temperature would remain normal throughout the first week of June, but the temperature will start to drop from May 29 onward.