New Delhi, May 21: Three people fell prey to intense heat wave in Madhya Pradesh since Monday while many other parts of the country were witnessing a severe summer situation, way above normal for this time of the year.
Mercury levels in MP have been hovering around mid-forties with Khajuraho recording 46.7 degrees Celcius on Monday. State capital Bhopal sweltered at over 44 degrees Celcius.
Nagpur in neighbouring Maharsahtra recorded 47.8 degrees Celcius on Tuesday, equaling its all-time high. Local people were being forced to remain indoors and one can not do without umbrella and water bottle when it comes to travelling.
In Rajasthan, Churu recorded 48.2 degrees Celcius, the highest in the state.
Other north Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi were also bearing the brunt of severe heat.
Meteorological department officials said the heat wave might continue in some parts of Punjab and Haryana over the next few days.