Indian capital reeling under record high temperatures

17 May 2022
2022-05-17 10:13

North India is reeling under a series of intense heat waves with the temperatures as high as 49 degrees Celsius reported in the capital New Delhi. After a record hot March and April, North India is experiencing the hottest May temperatures since 1966. Shortfall in rain is said to be one of the biggest reasons for the extremely high temperatures. Daily wage laborers and other who work outdoors are bearing the brunt of the heat. Many were seen catching some respite from the warm weather in the shade under a flyover bridge next to the Yamuna River. Indian Meteorological Department said in the last few days temperatures had reached between up to 48-49 degrees Celsius.

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