According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature on Thursday was 44.7 degrees Celsius in Pilani, 44.5 degrees in Churu, 44 degrees in Karauli, 43.6 degrees in Sawai Madhopur, 43 degrees in Bikaner and 42.5 degrees in Kota. While other cities in the state recorded the maximum temperature below 42 degree Celsius.
According to the department, heat wave conditions will continue in Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Churu and adjoining districts during the next 48 hours.
A spokesman of the department said that from June 12, rain and thundershowers are likely to occur in northern parts of Rajasthan, which is expected to provide relief from heat wave due to slight drop in temperature.
He said that there will be an increase in pre-monsoon activities once again in East Rajasthan from June 12 and from June 12 to 14, there may be sudden strong winds with rain in some districts of Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Bikaner divisions.
On the other hand, the weather will remain dry in most parts of Jodhpur division of South-West Rajasthan for the next three-four days.