New Delhi: The heat wave continued unabated in North India on Saturday with the mercury settling above the 40 degrees Celsius mark at many places. Churu in Rajasthan was sizzling at 46.2.
The weatherman said daytime temperatures stayed mostly above 42 degrees in the desert State, where Sriganganagar and Jaisalmer and Bikaner recorded highs of 45.1 degrees and 44.6 degrees respectively.
Barmer and Jaipur recorded maximum temperatures of 43.2 degrees, the Met Office said.
In Punjab and Haryana, Hisar was the hottest place with a daytime temperature of 45.1 degrees, five degrees above normal.
The mercury in Bhiwani soared to 43.4 degrees, while in Ambala the high was recorded at 41.4 degrees, three marks above normal.
In Chandigarh, the mercury settled at 40.6 degrees.
In Punjab, Patiala saw the mercury touch 42.6 degrees. In Ludhiana and Amritsar, the daytime temperatures were recorded at 41.8 degrees and 41.3 degrees.
In Himachal Pradesh, Una was the hottest at 41.6 degrees while Shimla had a high of 27.7 degrees. Nahan, Solan and Dharamsala recorded maximum temperatures of 35.7, 33.3 and 35.4 degrees respectively. -- PTI