Mercury breaches 45 degree-mark in Bikaner, temp rises in most parts of RajasthanPTI | Jaipur | Updated: 21-05-2020 23:18 IST | Created: 21-05-2020 21:57 IST
Most places in Rajasthan recorded an increase of one to two degrees Celsius in the maximum temperature on Thursday. Life has been affected due to a heatwave in western parts of the state, a Meteorological Department official said.
Bikaner recorded a maximum of 45.4 degrees Celsius, followed by 45 each in Barmer and Jaisalmer; 44.8 each in Sriganganagar and Kota; 44.5 in Churu; 44.3 in Jodhpur; 42.9 in Ajmer; 42 in Jaipur and 41.4 degree Celsius in Dabok. The minimum temperature in major cities of the state was between 32 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius.
The department has forecast heatwaves during the next 24 hours in Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar, Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Jaisalmer, and Nagaur, while Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Alwar, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Nagaur, Bikaner, Ganganagar. Winds are expected to blow at a speed of 30–40 km per hour with thunderstorm/dust storm at some places in Hanumangarh and Churu.