21 persons have died due to the blistering heat and there is no substantial relief from heat even in some of the hilly areas. Like most of the days, the mercury shot up beyond 45 degrees Celsius in several places on Tuesday. The national capital sizzled at 45.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and the mercury recorded 48 degrees Celsius at Banda in Uttar Pradesh and Faridkot in Punjab.

Besides, the power crisis in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh intensified the problem and people are dealing with an uncalled inconvenience as fans and cooler are not working.   

Light downpour in Eastern Uttar Pradesh brought a dip in temperature to some extent but there has been no relief in Western Uttar Pradesh and the situation is likely to remain same till 12th June.

Allahabad was hottest in Uttar Pradesh at 47.2 degrees Celsius and state capital Lucknow recorded 44.8 degrees Celsius. 11 people have died in different districts in the state.

Faridkot recorded highest temperature in Punjab. One man and a one and a half year old girl died in Amritsar.

The temperature at Bhiwani and Sonipat in Haryana recorded 48 degrees Celsius. Five people lost their lives so far in Haryana.

The weather has been quite harsh in Rajasthan as the mercury went beyond 45 degrees Celsius in most areas. Two deaths were reported from the state.

In the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, the temperature broke the record of 20 years. Barathi in Bilaspur district recorded the maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius.

Jammu and Kashmir also recorded its highest temperature in this season.

The temperature in Jammu reached upto 44.5 degrees Celsius and one person died. Srinagar, the state’s summer capital also recorded 30.2 degrees Celsius.

Manmohan Singh, director of Meteorological Department said that there is no possibility of arrival of monsoon till the second week of June.


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