Ranchi: The average temperature in most parts of Jharkhand today hovered around 44 degree Celsius even as a couple of districts in Santhal Pargana region witnessed a cloudy afternoon.

Garhwa at 46.5 degree Celsius was the hottest in the state, Met officials said.

Elsewhere, Dumka, Gumla, Latehar, Lohardaga, Palamau, West Singhbhum registered a high of 44 deg C each, while Koderma recorded maximum 43 deg C, they said.

However, temperature in Bokaro and Giridih, which was sizzling at 46 deg C for the past one week, went down to 41 and 42 deg C respectively.

People in Hazaribagh endured another hot day at 42 deg C.

In Ranchi, which recorded the season's highest at 42 deg C on Saturday, recorded 40.8 deg C.

Meanwhile, there was respite in Pakur and Jamtara districts of Santhal Pargana region with the mercury dipping to around 38 deg C after a cloudy afternoon, Met officials said.

(Agencies)

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