Intense heat wave grips many parts of nation

| Updated: Apr 20, 2017 13:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 20 (ANI): The heat wave has gripped many parts of the country as Delhi reeled under heat with the mercury soaring to 44 degrees in some parts of the city. In Haryana and Punjab, Chandigarh, Narnaul and Karnal experienced the season's hottest day. Narnaul in Haryana, which registered a maximum temperature of 45.3 degrees, once again turned out to be the hottest place in the two states. In Rajasthan, Sriganganagar recorded the highest maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees celsius. The weather remained dry in Uttar Pradesh, with Allahabad being the hottest place in the state at 45 degrees. Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Balangir being the hottest place in the state recording a high of 43 degrees, even as a northwester brought respite in the coastal region of the state. In Telangana, Adilabad district recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44.1 degrees. Parts of Maharashtra also continued to sizzle, with the maximum temperature hovering above 43 degrees at several places. The MeT department has predicted severe heat waves at a few places in the eastern and western regions of the state today. (ANI)

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