Monday, June 21, 2010

Blistering heat continues to surge across north India

Colors’nFlavors: In the national capital, heat wave conditions continue unabated with the mercury likely to hover around the 45 degree mark on Monday. The severe heat has thrown normal life out of gear as Delhites preferred to stay indoors even on the weekend.

Frequent power cuts and irregular water supply added to their woes. At 44.8 degrees, on Sunday was the hottest day of June this year. There will be no respite from the sweltering heat in the coming days as the Met Department predicts further rise in the mercury levels.

In Rajasthan which was the hottest with the mercury soaring above 48 degrees Celsius at many places keeping people indoors. Dry weather remained unabated driving mercury beyond bearable levels at many places in the desert state including Phalodi, Sriganganagar and Barmer deterring people from venturing out.

Searing heat scorched Punjab and Haryana also with Hisar being the hottest at 47.6 degrees Celsius. Met office has predicted no immediate relief from the scorching weather. It said, the maximum temperature in the region is likely to further increase by up to two degrees on Monday….

Chand Baori in Abhaneri, India, Rajastan, shot by Teogomez, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

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