Scorching Heat Waves Gripping The Nation

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A young Indian child pours water on himself as he tries to cool himself off in New Delhi on May 28, 2015. More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. AFP PHOTO/MONEY SHARMA. (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Heat is at its prime this week with record breaking temperature across the cities being recorded in India. In National Capital Delhi was worst hit with mercury showing as much high as 47 degree which was highest recorded in last two years! With high points also found in Jammu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar and many reeling under the continous heat conditions prevailing across the nation.

Delhi was the center of the nation heat wave too with highest temperature across being recorded at Palam with 47 degrees. Nearby cities also faced the heat with Faridabad and Gurugram having temperature in the range of 45 degrees as well.

Himachal Pradesh also recorded its highest temperature point with Una the hottest place with 44.8 degree. Rajasthan has some of the highest cities too with Sri Ganganagar (47.1 degrees), Churu (46.7 degrees), Kota (45.2 degrees) and Bikaner (45 degrees) respectively.

Punjab was also hit with Bathinda leading the pack with temperature soaring at 48 degrees, Amritsar (47.5 degrees) and Chandigarh as well with 45 degrees highest ever in last five years. Ambala (45.1) and Hissar (46.6 degrees) were hot cities in Haryana. Banda was hottest in the UP with temperature at 48 degrees followed by Jhansi (46.6 degrees), Varanasi (46.5 degrees), Orai (46 degrees),Sultanpur (45.8 degrees) and Agra at 45.7 degrees making people feel the heat during daytime.

Even in Uttarakhand after heavy downpour within a week, the temperature has risen to high with Dehradun at 39.8 degree and Pantnagar at 40 degree Celsius respectively. While Jammu also recorded the highest temperature this season with 45.1 degree Celsius prompting city officials to close schools for summer holidays.

Although Meteorological department also gave good news that from Monday onwards there will be relief with part clouds with some thunderstorms and rains on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to low pressure created by these heat waves respectively. While predictions for this year Monsoon is normal too giving relief to the economy and our agricultural population as well.

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