New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Two more persons died today due to the ongoing heat wave in Odisha taking the death toll to ten in the state, while in North there was a marginal drop in the temperature with light rains in some areas. In Delhi, mercury settled at 38.6 degree Celsius.
Yesterday it was 41.7 deg C.
According to Meteorological department, the dip in temperature was recorded due to partly cloudy sky. Traces of rains were also reported in some areas overnight. Similar conditions are expected tomorrow as MeT has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rain and thunderstorm in some areas.
In Odisha, three persons died in Mayurbhanj district and one person each in Balasore, Bhadrak, Balangir, Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Khurda districts, “The toll which stood at eight yesterday, soared to ten with two fresh casualties reported during the day,” Odhisa's Special Relief Commissioner's office said.
Light to moderate rains lashed parts of Uttar Pradesh during the last 24 hours leading to a drop in mercury. Day temperature fell markedly in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow divisions. It also took a dip in Allahabad, Bareilly, Moradabad and Meerut divisions of the state.
The highest maximum temperature was 44.6 deg C in Banda district.
In Rajasthan, thunderstorm accompanied by rains at some places brought down the day temperature by a few notches. Parts of Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions got light rains today.
However, heat wave conditions prevailed in some areas of the state. Churu recorded maximum temperature of 43 deg C followed by Kota at 41.8 deg C. Bikaner, Chittorgarh and Ganganagar recorded maximum of 41, 40.6 and 40.4 deg C respectively, according to Met department here. The department has predicted thunderstorm with light rains at isolated pockets in Northern parts of the state during next 24 hours.