Delhi on Friday, May 1 recorded maximum temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius, due to which the government schools have shut down taking early school vacations and the private school will be deliberating on the same issue on Saturday, May 2.
Maharashtra continued facing the heat wave, with temperature in Nagpur reaching 47.1 degrees Celsius was the highest in the country.
Jharkhand's heat wave that started off in the early days of April reported above 40 degrees is now hit the animals too. CNN IBN reports that the Officials of Birsa Zoo are making special arrangements to protect the animals from heat.
The hot winds blowing from Rajasthan and Kutch regions have no doubt caused higher temperatures in the Maharashtra area while Rajasthan reported 41 degrees in Jaipur, and 45.4 degrees Celsius in Kota city.
Orissa which seems to be worst hit by the heat wave faces increasing death toll. With about 18 deaths reported Orissa is experiencing temperatures over 45 degrees Celsius.