Two more deaths were reported in Ahmedabad and 14 others were admitted to local hospitals due to heatstroke on Saturday as both Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar remained the hottest places in Gujarat.
The mercury levels in both these places stood at 44 degrees Celsius.
A 53-year-old woman from Gomtipur area of the city and a 45-year-old man from Ellisbridge were those who passed away after being admitted to Shardaben and VS hospitals, respectively, an official release from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) stated.
- Mercury recorded 5 degrees above normal
- Shimla experiences season’s first snowfall; Delhi temperature dips after light rains
- Kargil records -18.8 degree Celsius as Jammu & Kashmir shivers under sub-zero temperature
- After dipping to 13.6, mercury crosses 20 degrees in Mumbai
- After warmer winter in first half of December, minimum temperatures drop across state
- Mercury hovers over 40 deg C in Gujarat; Deesa records 43.4 deg C
Meanwhile, temperatures in the state capital, Gandhinagar, was only a shade better at 43.5 degrees Celsius. Surendranagar (42.8 degrees), Rajkot (41 degrees), Vallabh Vidhyanagar (41.7 degrees), Idar (41.6 degrees) and Deesa (41 degrees) all remained above the 40 degrees Celsius mark.
The meteorological department has forecast hot and dry weather for all regions of Gujarat, including the Union Territories (UT) of Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli.