Ganganagar in Rajasthan records 44.8°C

Heat wave swept many parts of northern and eastern India on Sunday, with Ganganagar in Rajasthan reeling at 44.8°C and the National Capital recording the season's highest temperature.

New Delhi recorded the highest temperature this summer with the maximum rising to 41.6°C. The minimum also touched this month's high at 24.4°C, four degrees above normal.

The maximum crossed the 40-degree mark two days ago when it touched 40.1°C. On Saturday, the city recorded a high of 40.5°C.

In Rajasthan, Ganganagar sizzled at 44.8°C, followed by Churu 43.3°C, Kota 42.3°C, Jodhpur 40.6°C, Jaisalmer 40.5°C and Balmer 40.2°C.

In Punjab and Haryana too, most parts recorded temperatures above the 40-degree mark. Hisar was hottest in the region with a maximum temperature of 44.3°C , eight notches above normal, while the high in Patiala settled at 41.6°C, seven degrees above normal, and Karnal 41°C.

Elsewhere, Ambala recorded a maximum temperature of 40.8°C followed by Ludhiana 40.6°C, Amritsar 40.2°C and Chandigarh 39.8°C.

In Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu endured a hot day, recording a high of 39.5°C, seven notches above normal. The night temperature in the ‘City of Temples’ was also two degrees above normal at 22.4°C.

Himachal Pradesh experienced a warm weather with Una recording a high of 41°C, Sundernagar 37.4°C and Bhuntar 35.7°C. Capital Shimla recorded a maximum temperature of 27.8°C and a minimum of 17.3°C. Uttarakhand too experienced hot conditions with its capital, Dehra Dun recording a maximum temperature of 38.3°C, the highest this season.

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