North India is reeling under scorching heat. The month of April is about to give way to May and June, but the heat has already made its mark in the country. The soaring mercury touched an all-time season high of 42.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal on Saturday and the Met department has already predicted tough days ahead with temperatures rising above 43 degrees for the entire North region.
The scenario is too grim in the capital. As temperatures shoot high, so do the power cuts. Frequent load shedding adds to the woes of the people already reeling under scorching heat. As if this was not enough, the water problem also seems knocking on the doors of the Delhites. The water supply seems erratic for the already suffering Delihites, as temperatures rise this summer.
Incidentally Saturday April 28, recorded the highest maximum temperature in the past five years. “Though, the maximum temperature crossed the dreaded 40 degrees mark in 2002 and 2006 on this day, the temperature is usually around 37 degrees Celsius around this time of the year,” said one of the Met official.
And as temperatures keep shooting up, the lawns of ever buzzing India Gate wear a dilapidated look. With visitors thinking it right to be at home rather out under the sun.
The coming days could witness an intensification of the heat wave.