It is summer time in India. Sun is blazingly hot. North India is reeling under heat. Many have already referred the year as the hottest. With daily temperatures hovering around 45 degrees, the heat is intolerable. In Madhya Pradesh alone, the sweltering heat has claimed over 15 lives.
Almost the entire state in the centre of the country recorded temperatures around 45 degrees with Datia district being hottest at 48 degrees. Among other places, it touched 45.5 degrees in Khajuraho, 45.1 degrees in Chhatarpur, 44.8 in Gwalior and in Bhopal it was 40.1 degrees Celsius.
Other parts of the country have recorded many deaths because of the sweltering heat.States like Bihar, U.P. have recorded the largest number of casualties.
But, the way the temperatures have risen this year is a clear indication of the global warming. These are danger signs as the temperatures rose to unbelievable degrees. With pollution levels rising, temperatures are expected to go higher, making life miserable for the people.
Only monsoon brings respite for the people in the north of the country. Last year the monsoon arrived on June 29 in the state, however, rain gods have shown some mercy, as rains brought some respite to north India on Thursday. Light to heavy rainfall occurred at places in Rewa, Jabalpur and Sagar divisions and more showers were expected at these places over the coming days.