Give me some sunshine, give me some rain…one wonders if the sun is shining alright, where has all the rain gone? Several parts of India are engulfed in a severe heat wave, which is making life unbearable for all.
Generally, during April, the weather remains around 40 C in April across India. But this year, the temperatures have been soaring to close to 45 C. Over 80 deaths have already been reported, but the unofficial figures can be much more. Majority of the deaths have been in Orissa, which has been forced to close schools starting from next Tuesday for an early summer vacation.
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi have been reporting deaths as well. Some showers around Delhi on Monday evening did bring the temperatures down, but Tuesday has been as bad as before, with temperature close to 44 C. Ganganagar in Rajasthan has recorded the maximum temperature of 47 C in India.
The heat wave is expected to stay for the next two months at least. Some rain in next week may bring the temperatures down a little, but if you have time and money, it’d be best to pack your bags and head over to the hills.
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