Jaipur records its hottest day since 2015

On Sunday, Rajasthan saw a brutal heat wave for the 5th consecutive day. Local authorities in many districts sent out fire trucks to sprinkle water on the roads. Jaipur had its hottest day since 2015, with temperatures reaching 45.9 degrees Celsius.

The hottest places in the state were Sriganganagar and Anta (Baran), with maximum temperatures reaching 46.7°C, according to the Met office.

Almost every region had high temperatures about 5 degrees above normal. Most areas of western Rajasthan saw extreme heat wave conditions.

Even though Jaipur, Dausa, Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts had a dust storm and light rains in the evening, it was enough to cool down the intense heat.

People in Jaipur woke to the warmest morning of the season so far, with a minimum temperature of 31.6°C, which is 3.9 degrees above normal for the time of year. The season’s hottest afternoon, with a high temperature of 45.9°C (4.3 degrees above average), came just after.

“The last time Jaipur witnessed 45.9 degrees Celsius was in 2015,” stated a Met official in Jaipur.

In the afternoon,  civic authorities kept sprinkling water on city roadways, particularly in the walled city areas. In the evening, there was some scattered rainfall, but it was insufficient to provide relief. The Met Office forecasts a high temperature of 44°C on Monday.