After just a day's respite from the heat wave, the sun was out again with renewed vigour as Gulbarga region witnessed yet another sizzling day with day temperatures shooting up to new heights. Gulbarga recorded the highest maximum temperature of 42.1 degrees Celsius as per the summary of observations recorded at 8.30 a.m. on Friday by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum temperature recorded in Gulbarga was 2 degrees Celsius more than the temperatures recorded on the same day last year. The minimum temperature was 24.6 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperatures shot up in other parts of the Gulbarga region as well. Raichur recorded 41 degrees Celsius maximum temperature and minimum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in Bidar, which is considered a hill station in the Hyderabad Karnataka region due to its otherwise pleasant climatic conditions even at the peak of the summer, recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius.

Bijapur, Bellary and Koppal recorded a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.

While Bellary recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, Bijapur recorded a minimum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and Koppal recorded a minimum temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. Madikeri recorded the lowest maximum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius in the State and Chikmagalur recorded the State's lowest minimum temperature of 17 degree Celsius.

Sources in the IMD said the Gulbarga region would continue to reel under the heat wave conditions for the next 48 hours with some parts experiencing thunder showers.