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Hisar touches 45C as heat sears North

New Delhi, May 1
Intense heat wave conditions swept across the northern region as temperatures in most areas soared past 40 C today. Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, reeled under severe heat wave with Hisar in Haryana touching a high of 45 C.

Bhiwani recorded 43.4 C, up three notches, while mercury settled at 43 C in Karnal. Rajasthan's Ganganagar city recorded the regions highest temperature of 45.9 C.

In Delhi, people woke up to another scorching day as the city recorded a low of 24.2 C and a high of 42.8 C, up from yesterdays 42.1 C.

Residents of Chandigarh braved yet another hot day at 41.5 C, up four notches. While in Punjab, Patiala sizzled at 42.6 C, up five degrees. The weather department has forecast dust storms and thunderstorms with possibility of light rain at isolated places in the two states during the next two days.

In Rajasthan, barring Udaipur, the maximum temperature in all cities remained above 41 C. PTI

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