NEW DELHI: Mercury continued to soar in major parts of the country. Even though four districts of Assam were hit by the first wave of floods which affected 45,000 people, Odisha’s Titlagarh recorded highest temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius taking the death toll to 88 in the state.
Met department warned people that the condition will continue for at least another four days.
Bankura district in West Bengal touched the highest 43.8 degrees Celsius temperature while Kolkata recorded an above normal 40.2 degrees Celsius.
Bihar also continued to sizzle under intense heatwave on Sunday even though mercury dipped marginally at several places, including capital town Patna.
Patna remained the hottest place in Bihar for a second day on Sunday with maximum temperature at 41.1 degrees Celsius.
Mercury continued to soar in major parts of the state with Odisha’s Titlagarh scorching at 48.5 degrees Celsius even as four districts in Assam were hit by the first wave of floods affecting around 45,000 people.
Titlagarh has been experiencing extreme heat for the past several days and on Sunday the town recorded its highest temperature for the month of April in the last 17 years.
The Odisha government has confirmed four deaths due to sun stroke, however, the suspected casualty list in the state due to heat wave has grown from 79 to 88.
Steel city Jamshedpur in Jharkhand also scorched at 45.8 degrees Celsius.
Ranchi experienced 39 degrees Celsius, compared to Saturday’s 41.5 degrees Celsius.
In national capital Delhi, however, the mercury remained below 40 degree Celsius mark. The maximum temperature settled at 37.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal, while the humidity level in the air remained on the lower side, oscillating between 13% and 56%.
In south India, Chennai, Hyderabad and several other cities recorded temperature above 40 degrees Celsius.
Hisar in Haryana recorded a high of 39.4 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh braved hot weather at 35.3 degrees Celsius.
In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a high of 35.8 degrees Celsius while Ludhiana and Patiala recorded a maximum of 36.5 degrees Celsius and 36.6 degrees Celsius respectively.