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Heatwave: Temperature nears 50 Degrees Celsius, IMD issues warning

The heatwave intensified across India on Friday, with the mercury soaring to the season's highest in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan, where the temperature neared 50 degrees Celsius in Sri Ganganagar. In the national capital, the Indian Meteorological Department issued the highest "red-colour" warning as the mercury rose to the season's high of 44.8 degrees Celsius. Private agency Skymet Weather showed the maximum temperature touched the 47-degree mark in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri in Delhi.

Updated : 01 June 2019, 11:08 AM