The month of March has seen the heat marching higher breaking the temperature record. In the last 2 days a rise of 3 degrees per day was witnessed and the temperature recorded was more than 40 degrees in a number of cities. As informed by the met department, 10 cities have faced unbearable heat where Rajsamand had the second highest graph at 41.7 degree with Bundi topping the list at 44 degrees.
Udaipur city saw a rise of 1.2 degree making it 40.4 degree making Friday the hottest day of March. Heat waves made it difficult for the masses to stay outdoors especially in Jaisalmer, Barmer, Churu, Pali, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh and Bikaner.
As per met department, the effect of El Nino is the reason for the rise in temperatures and this is likely to continue until the month of May. The western parts of Rajasthan will be under the effect of heat waves in the next 24 hours. Minimum temperature recorded was 19 degree.
Roads were close to abandonment following the unbearable heat. People preferred to spend time indoors. The heat will increase in the coming days and is likely to give some relief by the end of first week of April.