North continues to reel under heat wave

June 10, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 05:32 am IST - New Delhi:

Searing heat conditions prevailed in the northern region as mercury soared to record levels at many places with Churu registering a blistering high of 48.3 degrees Celsius.

In Rajasthan, Sriganganagar recorded a maximum temperature of 48 degrees, followed by Bikaner at 46.8, Kota 46.4, Jaipur 46.2, Pilani 45.6, Barmer and Jaisalmer at 45.4 degrees each.

Hisar in Haryana recorded this month’s second highest maximum temperature in a decade at 47.1 degrees as Punjab and Haryana continued to reel under severe heat wave.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded maximum at 47 degrees, which was June’s third highest maximum in the decade. Temperature soared to 46.4 degrees in Ludhiana which was also second highest temperature in the month of June there in the past 10 years. — PTI

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