At a time when North India is witnessing an early setting of a severe winter registering some of the coldest days in October and November in decades, Rajasthan's Churu and Barmer town saw a sudden surge in the mercury, surpassing maximum temperatures in last decade and more.
On Friday, Churu registered a temperature of 33.6 degrees Celsius which was the highest in last 17 years in December. In 2003, the temperature registered on the same day was 33.5 degree, confirmed met officials.
Barmer also registered a temperature of 34.4 degree Celsius which was again the highest in the last 12 years.
The state is witnessing a sharp increase in temperature.
Many districts in the state have registered a maximum temperature of over 30 degrees Celsius on Friday. Ajmer (32.1), Jaipur had 30.9 degrees Celsius, Jaisalmer 33, Chittorgarh 32.6 and Bhilwara 32.4 degrees Celsius.
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