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JAIPUR: There was no respite from intense heat wave conditions across the state for the third consecutive day on Monday as majority of the places witnessed maximum temperatures of 42 3°C or above.
With mercury soaring, the meteorological department has issued red alert for Jaipur, Bikaner, Kota, Jodhpur and Bharatpur till Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Churu remained hottest in the state clocking 47.5°C. The Met department said heatwave would further aggravate in the coming days.
Attributing the continued rise in mercury to active northerly winds and vanishing of western disturbances, weathermen said majority of the places would witness rise in temperatures.
People in Jaipur woke up to the hottest day of the season so far as a maximum temperature of 44.7°C, almost 4 degrees above normal was recorded. In the morning, a minimum temperature of 31.4°C was recorded.
For Jaipur, weathermen forecast that it would continue to witness heatwave till Wednesday and maximum temperature might touch 45°C.
Many places in Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh witnessed heatwave conditions.
Ongoing spell of heatwave has also aggravated drinking water supply in many districts. The PHED officials are working hard to meet the growing demand for potable water. Likewise it has also brought abrupt power cuts at few districts across the state.
The meteorological department said there would be no dust storm and hailstorm in coming days as temperatures will continue to rise.