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Sirsa in Haryana sizzles at 46.2 deg C as heat wave sweeps Haryana, Punjab

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Chandigarh, May 16 (PTI) Sirsa was the hottest place in Haryana, recording a maximum temperature at blistering 46.2 degrees Celsius as heat wave swept the state and neighbouring Punjab on Thursday.

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While hot weather conditions prevailed in most parts of the two states, their common capital Chandigarh recorded a high of 41.9 degrees Celsius.

In Haryana, Hisar sizzled at a high 44.2 degrees Celcius, while Mahendragarh and Rohtak also reeled under sweltering heat as the mercury settled at a high of 44.6 degrees Celsius and 42.6 degrees Celsius respectively, according to a report by the meteorological centre here.

Bhiwani recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius and Ambala recorded a high of 41.6 degrees Celsius, the report said.

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In Punjab, Bathinda was the hottest place with a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius, while Faridkot recorded a high of 43.5 degrees Celsius.

The mercury settled at 42.3 degrees Celsius in Patiala, 42.5 degrees Celsius in Amritsar and 42.3 degrees Celsius in Ludhiana.

Gurdaspur recorded a high of 42 degrees Celsius while Mohali registered a maximum of 41.5 degrees Celsius. PTI SUN SKY SKY

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