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PHOTOS: No respite for North India as heat wave continues

Last updated on: June 11, 2014 11:43 IST

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There was no respite from the blistering heat in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 31.2 degree Celsius, three notches above normal.

However, the weatherman has predicted dust storm and thunderstorm on Thursday with rain on Friday which could bring respite from the heat wave. The maximum temperature is expected to fluctuate between 40 and 40 degree Celsius in the next two days.

According to Met department, the minimum temperature was recorded at 31.2 degree Celsius, which was three notches above normal.

Met officials said that maximum temperature is expected to cross 44 degree Celsius on Wednesday.

The MeT department has predicted a clear sky with no rain or storm for the day.

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 45.2 degree Celsius, which was six notches above normal.

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Image: A man bathes in a water canal on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu
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The national capital sizzled at 45.5 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal and hottest temperature for the month of June in last ten years in the city, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30.1 degrees Celsius.

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Image: A passenger waits to board a bus at a bus stop on a hot summer day in the old quarters of Delhi
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In Delhi's Palam area the day temperature settled at 47.6 degrees Celsius, a day after it had registered 47.8 degree Celsius, the hottest in the last 62 years.

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Churu district in Rajasthan recorded a blistering high of 48.3 degrees Celsius, while Sriganganagar recorded a maximum temperature of 48 degree Celsius, followed by Bikaner at 46.8, Kota 46.4, Jaipur 46.2 degrees, Pilani 45.6, Barmer and Jaisalmer at 45.4 degrees Celsius each.

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

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

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Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, also experienced the hottest day of the season with the maximum temperature touching 44 degrees Celsius and minimum settled at 27.9 degrees Celsius.

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Uttar Pradesh's Banda district recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 47.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Jhansi at 46.8, Agra 46.4 and Aligarh 45.6 degrees C.

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Mercury settled at 41.9 degrees Celsius in Lucknow, while Meerut registered 44.1 degrees Celsius. There was some respite from heat in the eastern districts of UP as light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred at isolated places.

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Meanwhile in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district, four persons including a woman, were found dead at different places in the city and are suspected to have died of sun stroke.

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According to Raipur Chief Medical Officer K R Sonwani, an inquiry is underway to ascertain the actual cause of death, but prima facie it is suspected that they died of sun stroke. The maximum temperature was recorded around 45 degree Celsius in Raipur.


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Workers take rest in front of closed shops on a hot summer day in the old quarters of Delhi.

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A boy cools himself outside the Taj Mahal in Agra.


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