New Delhi/Jammu/Bhopal, Jun 4 UNI | 2 months ago

People in the Capital continued to reel under hot weather as the mercury was in the range of 43.4-26 degrees Celsius. Maximum was three degrees above par and the low two. Yesterday, the maximum was 41.7 degrees C, one mark above normal and the minimum 26.5 degrees C, one notch below normal.

The reports from Madhya Pradesh said loo claimed life of one in Sheopur.

The mercury crossed 44 degrees Celsius at several places in the state. Guna district headquarters was hottest at 45 C. 'There is no hope of respite in the next couple of days. Over the next 24 hours, loo is likely to be strong at some places in Gwalior, Chambal, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain divisions,' Regional Meteorological Department stated.

Whereas in Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu recorded season's maximum at 42.3 degree Celsius.

The government has declared summer vacations of all schools including private and government from June 6 till July 31. The city roads wore deserted look due to the heat wave. People were seen covering face and carrying umbrellas to protect themselves from the direct sunlight.

In Himachal Pradesh, the Mercury was increased by two to three degrees and Una was hottest with maximum 42.6 degree Celsius.

Nahan in Sirmaur and Sundernagar in Mandi 37 degrees each, Solan 36 degrees, Bhunter in Kullu 35 degrees, Dharamshala 31.6 degrees, Shimla 29.6 degrees and Kallpa 24.6 degrees.

The Met office forecast mainly dry weather in the state during next 24 hrs.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)