Heat wave in Rajasthan and New Delhi

May 1st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Kota/New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Rising mercury has made life difficult for residents in Rajasthan and New Delhi.

With maximum temperature hovering around 45.4 degrees Celsius, Kota city is the second highest heat affected region in Rajasthan. Temperature at Churu has recorded highest at 46.2 degrees Celsius.

Soaring temperature has made life miserable for residents who now prefer to stay indoors.

“In Kota, there is very high temperature. The temperature is so high that our eyes burn when we come out. It is difficult to come out without wearing shades or covering face,” said Vishnu Singh, a resident.

Residents in New Delhi are enjoying ice creams and cold drinks to beat the scorching sun. Children in the city jump into pools to keep themselves cool.

“It is quite hot in the month of April and in coming months temperature will increase. We are having cold drinks and ice creams to beat off the heat,”said Amit Mehra, a resident.

The city experienced the hottest weather in 50 years on April 29 with maximum temperature touching 43.5 degree Celsius.

As per the meteorological department, the heat wave like situation is likely continue.

The hot winds blowing form Rajasthan have increased day temperatures across northern India.

Summers in India are a difficult time when soaring temperatures lead to numerous casualties across the country.

Usually the months of May-June are considered to be the hottest in the country, but the temperature has touched a high of 40 degrees Celsius at many places in northern and eastern India, in the month of April itself.With the mercury touching the 45 degrees Celsius mark on Thursday, Ahmedabad experienced the second hottest day in the past five decades.

The city had recorded 46.2 degrees Celsius, highest ever temperature on April 27, 1958. (ANI)

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