Patan was hottest in the state at 44.6°C on Wednesday, followed by Junagadh at 44.2°C.
The temperature in Ahmedabad remained high on Wednesday with a maximum temperature of 43.5°Celsius and a minimum of 23.4°C. Patan was the hottest place in the state at 44.6°C followed by Junagadh at 44.2°C
Temperature in Gandhinagar was 42.9°C. Dwarka, with a maximum temperature of 31.8°C was the coolest in the state. Surat witnessed 36.8°C whereas Baroda at 43.4°C and Rajkot at 43.9°C were also among the hottest in the state.
The temperature in Ahmedabad and most parts of the state is likely to hover in the 43-45 °C range for at least another couple of days before cooling down, according to the MET department forecast.
AMC has already declared Orange Alert in the city. ORS pouches are being distributed to commuters at BRTS and METRO stations to combat heat.
Elderly and children have been advised by doctors to stay indoors looking at the heatwave conditions. Doctors also advise wearing loose and light-shaded clothes. White reflects the most heat among all the colours. AMC has issued guidelines to citizens to always stay hydrated.