North India reels under intense heat wave
Heat wave swept across Northern states as temperatures on Monday soared past 44 degrees Celsius at several places affecting normal life in the region.
The mercury is set to cross the 45 degrees Celsius mark in Delhi on Monday, the hottest day of the season so far, the Met Office said.
Meanwhile, heat wave continued to sweep most parts of north Madhya Pradesh with temperatures crossing 45 degrees in many places.
Khajuraho and Nowgaon were the hottest in the state yesterday with the maximum temperature of 46.7 degrees each.
Scorching summer heat sizzled most places in Haryana and Punjab Sunday, which also recorded temperatures of over 45 degrees Celsius.
Hisar in Haryana was the hottest in the two states with the mercury hitting a high of 46 degrees Celsius, five degrees above what is the average for this time of the season.
The MeT department said in its forecast that severe heat wave conditions may occur in some parts of Punjab and Haryana during the next four days.
Rajasthan also reeled under severe heat wave as temperature in Churu recorded 47.6 deg C.
Kota, Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Jaipur and Barmer recorded 46.2, 45.7, 45, 44.6 and 44.5 deg C respectively.
Jammu experienced the hottest day of this season at 43.8 degree Celsius, Met office said.
The maximum temperature in the city shot at least five notches above average to 43.8 degrees Celsius, making it the season’s hottest day so far, Met officials said. The minimum temperature in Jammu was recorded at 26.3 degree Celsius.
The heat wave continued to hold sway in Himachal Pradesh, with the maximum temperature soaring up to five to seven degrees above normal in several places of the state.