New Delhi : With mercury already breaching the 45 degree mark, a major heat wave is lashing North India as weather continues wreak havoc on the people. Already 2 deaths have been reported in Gujarat with 300 under extreme dehydration.
The mercury rose by few notches in the national capital Delhi with MET department reporting of a much severe heat wave to take place in North India in the coming days.
Dry weather conditions are expected to continue over entire North and Northwest India. With this, temperatures are set to increase over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan.
Two days ago, the weather department has issued a “red colour” warning for the national capital on Friday with the mercury rising to 47 degrees Celsius.
Bihar’s capital Patna and its surrounding area have been affected as well. According to Patna Meteorological Center, on Saturday, the minimum temperature in, Bhagalpur was 25 degrees, 26.4 in Gaya and Purnia 24.5 degrees Celsius.
In Sri Ganganagar, the northern-most city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, the maximum temperature touched 49.6 degrees Celsius on Friday, breaking a 75 year record for the month of May, a meteorological department official said.