Rajasthan swelters under heat wave


Jaipur, May 2 : Jaipur is sweltering under  extreme heat wave with the scorching sun unrelenting in providing any relief to its residents.

Temperatures have been soaring above 43 degrees for the past two to three days in the city. Although schools have been ordered to be closed by 12:30 pm, yet the children have to bear the extreme heat when coming back home.

The heat wave also continues unabated in other parts of the state. Bundi remained hottest in the state where a maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius w Bundi was followed by Jaisalmer where a maximum temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius was recorded, Churu 46.4, Bikaner 46.2, Kota 45.6, Barmer 45.4, Sriganganagar 45, Ajmer 43.4, Jodhpur 43.1, Udaipur 42.3 and in Pilani a maximum temperature of 41.2 degrees Celsius was recorded.

as recorded, the Met reports said.
The Jaipur Met office has predicted the weather is likely to be dry in rest of the state in the next couple of days. Some places in the eastern Rajasthan are likely to witness mild showers and dust storm in the next 24 hours.
There was no relief from the heatwave in the districts, including Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Bikaner, Churu and Kota. Ongoing spell of the heatwave has also aggravated the water crisis at many districts where people are on the street against the abrupt supply. In Alwar, on Monday, hundreds of women protested against drinking water crisis.

 

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