The city recorded the season’s highest maximum temperature, 42.2 degrees Celsius, as per the summary of observations recorded by the Indian Meteorological Department at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday. The temperature recorded here was 3 degrees Celsius more than the average temperatures recorded in previous years during the same period.

Citizens found no respite from what could be one of the worst heat waves to hit Hyderabad Karnataka. Raichur and Bellary have both recorded identical temperatures on Sunday, 41 degrees Celsius. Gulbarga recorded the State’s highest minimum temperature, 25 degrees Celsius.

Bidar is only one step behind, with a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees more than the average maximum temperature recorded in previous years. Koppal recorded 39 degrees Celsius.

As per the department’s summary of observations, some parts of the Mumbai Karnataka also faced the sun’s fury. Bijapur recorded a maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius, followed by Gadag and Belgaum Airport, both of which recorded 38 degrees Celsius and Dharwad at 37 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Koppal and Raichur was identical, 23 degrees Celsius, while Bellary recorded 24 degrees Celsius. Dharwad and Gadag recorded an identical minimum temperature, 21 degrees Celsius, while Bijapur recorded a minimum temperature of 20 degree Celsius.

Sources in the department said the State would see a lot of dry weather, and the maximum temperature would most likely increase.

No significant changes are expected in coastal Karnataka.

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