The northern region continued to reel under sweltering heat on Thursday as mercury remained above normal levels at many places with Ganganagar in Rajasthan being the hottest at a simmering 45 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature hovered above the 40 degree Celsius mark in several parts of Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi recorded the
highest temperature of 44.7 degree, seven notches above the normal at this time of the season.
Lucknow recorded a maximum temperature of 40.6 degree, three degrees Celsius above the normal mark, while Bareilly sizzled at 41 degree Celsius.
Allahabad, Gorakhpur and Varanasi in eastern UP, recorded the maximum temperature at 39.8, 38.8 and 40.4 degrees Celsius respectively.
The desert state of Rajasthan continued to experience blistering heat waves with Ganganagar recording a maximum of
45 degree C, followed by Churu (44.3 degree C), MET department said in Jaipur.
Bikaner, Jaipur and Kota recorded maximum of 43.2, 41.3 and 41 degree C, respectively, while Jodhpur, Ajmer and
Jaisalmer recorded 40.5, 39.5 and 39.2 degree C.
However, denizens of the Pink city Jaipur had a little respite as the city received 2.7 mm rainfall, weathermen said.