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Jaipur simmers as temperature soars 7 degree above normal

Heat wave conditions force city residents to say indoors.

April 1, 2017, 9:54 pm

foreign tourists bracing heat wave conditions in Jaipur.

Foreign tourists bracing heat wave conditions in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: Mercury took an upward swing in Jaipur with the temperature hovering around 40.3 degree Celsius on Saturday. MeT officials said that the temperature was 7 degree Celsius above normal. Heat wave conditions forced the city residents to say indoors. Roads wore a deserted look in the afternoon. Special arrangements have been made at Nahargarh Rescue Center and Jaipur Zoo to give wild animals respite from heat. The MeT officials said that the temperature will rise over the next 48 hours. Churu was the hottest place with a maximum temperate of 42 degree Celsius. Kota was the second hottest city where maximum temperature was recorded to be 41.6 degree Celsius. Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions were observed in western parts of the state, with Bikaner, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Jaipur registering a maximum of 41.2 degree Celsius, 41.4 degree Celsius, 41 degree Celsius, 40.4 degree Celsius and 40.3 degrees respectively, the MeT said. Dabok, Ajmer and Sriganganagar recorded day temperatures of 39.4 degree Celsius, 39.2 degree Celsius and 39 degree Celsius respectively, it said.The weather conditions would remain the same during the next 24 hours, the MeT said.

First published: April 1, 2017