Heat wave continues unabated in North India

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New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, May 15 (ANI): Various parts of the Country continue to reel under intense heat wave following the mercury shooting beyond the normal temperatures as on Saturday.

With the mercury hovering above the 45-degrees Celsius mark, tourists visiting New Delhi are having a tough time in the sizzling heat.

"Delhi is hotter than Patna but as we have come here to spend our vacation, we have to go out to enjoy the place...we have been carrying water and other liquid items so that we can give it to the children at regular intervals," said Shaheen, a tourist from Patna.

Meanwhile, at Ahmedabad, locals were seen moving around with their faces covered to avoid the heat.

Ahmedabad saw a sharp rise in the maximum temperature and reportedly it was beyond 45 degrees mark.

"The weather is too hot. Earlier I used to leave for my office at around 10.30 in the morning but now I have started reaching office at around 9.30 so that I can avoid the extreme heat," said Avinashbhai, a resident.

As per media reports, at least 30 persons have succumbed to heat across the country this year.

Temperatures usually go up to mid-forties at many places in northern India.

Usually, till the onset of the monsoon, the months of May-June are the hottest in the country with the temperatures hovering in the range of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius in several regions.

However, this year, the people were startled at the mercury shooting beyond the 40 degrees mark in the month of April itself. (ANI)

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