Rajasthan city boils at 51 degrees Celsius, Ahmedabad breaks 100-year-old record

Long-term temperature data of Gandhinagar was not available with the IMD.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:May 20, 2016 1:46 am
Ahmedabad, ahmedabad temperature, ahmedabad summer, gujarat temperature, ahmedabad heat wave, gujarat heatwave, gujarat hottest day, ahmedabad hottest day, ahmedabad news, india news, latest news In Gujarat, Ahmedabad recorded its hottest day in a century when the mercury touched 48 degrees Celsius. Deesa and Gandhinagar too recorded a day temperature of 48 degrees Celsius. (Express photo by Javed Raja)

Phalodi was the hottest place in the country for the second consecutive day at 51 degrees Celsius. It was closely followed by Churu at 50.2, Bikaner and Barmer at 49.5, Ganganagar at 49.1, Jaisalmer at 49, Kota at 48.2 and Jaipur at 46.5 degrees Celsius.

In Gujarat, Ahmedabad recorded its hottest day in a century when the mercury touched 48 degrees Celsius. Deesa and Gandhinagar too recorded a day temperature of 48 degrees Celsius.

Excessive heat claimed one more life in Ahmedabad — fourth since Monday. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run V S Hospital has reported 27 heat-related cases since May 1.

“At 48 degrees Celsius, Ahmedabad broke the record of the last 100 years. As per IMD record, on May 27,1916, the city recorded a highest temperature of 47.8 degrees Celsius,” said Jayanta Sarkar, director of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ahmedabad region.

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Long-term temperature data of Gandhinagar was not available with the IMD.

Meanwhile, the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha brace for heavy rainfall due to cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’, which will intensify into a “severe cyclonic storm”.

Issuing alerts, the weatherman said although the cyclone will make a landfall in Bangladesh on the intervening night of May 21 and 22, “heavy to very heavy rainfall” is expected in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. The National Disaster Response Force has deployed over 130 personnel in Andhra Pradesh.

 

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  1. R
    Ram
    May 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm
    100 years ago, Ahmedabad recorded the same temperature - that was I an era when A bad had a potion of probably few hundreds, no concrete buildings, no electricity, no fossil fuel burning. Are we all right in attributing this extreme heat to Global warming? Debatable, India is known for its extremely hot weather, unbearable summer lasting months. Most of the West, would call their extreme ho weather as 'Indian Summer'. Sorry about this heat, the only reason I chose to leave India in 1985. It was no different then.
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