Jamshedpur : The mercury touched a second record of the season with 43 degree Celsius in Jamshedpur on Wednesday.
The hottest day of the season was 43.2 degree on April 27. Heat wave condition is likely to continue in the Chottanagpur plateau region amid severe hot conditions prevailing in the nearby suburbs.
The heat wave alert, which was sounded on Monday, has been extended across the state for another 48- hours even as several places recorded the hottest day today.
The severe heat conditions are due to westerly to northwesterly winds which are prevailing at lower levels over the region. Heat wave conditions would continue to prevail in parts of Chottanagpur region during the next two days,” said the officials.
Notably, Jamshedpur has a record of maximum temperature in June 1942. Data revealed that on June 11 ( today is also June 11), 1942, the steel city recorded the ever highest maximum reading of 47.2 degree Celsius. In May 2013 the hottest day in Jamshedpur was on June 26 when the mercury soared to 45 degree Celsius.