Jaipur: Severe heat waves continues to affect the normal life in Rajasthan. Phalodi in Jodhpur records the maximum temperature of 51 degree celsius, which is highest recorded temperature in the country since 1956. The capital of the state, Jaipur records the hottest day in the last 11 years, registering 46.5 degrees Celsius.
Phalodi was followed by Churu recording 50.2 degree celsius, Bikaner and Barmer had touched 49.5, Ganganagar at 49.1, Jaisalmer at 49 and Kota at 48.2 degrees Celsius.
Weather Department Official told, “Severe heat wave is likely to prevail at many places in the state in the next 24 hours. Jaipur will see partly cloudy sky with maximum and minimum temperatures to be around 46 degrees and 29 degrees Celsius respectively”.
Ahmedabad in Gujarat, broke the 100 years of history touching 48 degrees Celsius. As per IMD record, on May 27,1916, the city recorded a highest temperature of 47.8 degrees Celsius," said Jayanta Sarkar director of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
At the same time contrast weather conditions lies over the coastal Andhra and Odisha, which receives the ever heavy rainfall due to cyclonic storm called 'Roanu', developed in Bay of Bengal. Some parts of Andhra pradesh have received more than 200 mm of heavy rainfall.