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Raj witnesses severe heatwave, warm nights

Jaipur: Severe heatwave and warm night conditions were witnessed today in Rajasthan as most districts recorded maximum temperatures at above 40 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures at most places were 1 to 2 degrees Celsius above the normal.

The MeT department has predicted dry weather in the next 24 hours at most places in the desert state.

Maximum and minimum temperature is predicted to be between 41 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively, it said.

Churu was the hottest today with mercury touching 43 degrees Celsius, followed by 42.4 degrees Celsius in Barmer, 42.2 degrees Celsius in Bikaner, 41.8 degrees Celsius in Kota, 41.5 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer, 41 degrees Celsius in Udaipur, 40.4 degrees Celsius in Ajmer and 38.4 degrees Celsius in Sriganganagar.

State capital, Jaipur, recorded 41 degrees Celsius. On Monday, Barmer was the hottest with a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, a Met department spokesperson said.

Night temperature too witnessed an upward swing with Barmer recording 27.9 degrees Celsius and other cities recording minimum temperatures above 21 degrees Celsius.