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Searing temperature forces people to stay indoors in north Indian states
markets wear a deserted look due to skeleton vehicular traffic in afternoons



Jammu, June 11, (Scoop News)-After reported death of a person due to heatstroke in Jhansi and sizzling temperatures across north India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued advisory for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh of a dry and hot period ahead.

The Union Capital, New Delhi witnessed new June high at 48 degree Celsius, Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded the hottest day of the season so far as mercury touched 44.4 degrees which is 5.6 degrees Celsius above the normal.

Other major cities and towns across rest of the northern region, was no better. Churu in Rajasthan recorded a high of 50.3 C followed by Banda in Uttar Pradesh- 49. 2C, Allahabad- 48. 9C, Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan- 48. 5C, and Narnaul in Haryana- 48. 3C.

According to a weatherman, the extreme heat wave has been caused due to dry westerly gusts blowing across the north region and that there was no effect of a western disturbance that usually provides relief in June. He said that relief in the form of dust storm, thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds at the speed of 40- 50 kmph could be expected on Tuesday and Wednesday

“I thought I am sick. But temperature made me sick,” said Ashtosh Pandit, a senior executive working in a self owned enterprise.

Weather report indicated that maximum temperature was 44.4 degrees Celsius in Jammu on Monday which is the highest so far this summer season, however, it suggested that there would be respite from the present condition in the capital city in next two to three days due to rainfall.

On Tuesday morning, the sky remained partially cloudy but as the day advanced, the day temperature also went up forcing people to stay indoors. With little vehicular traffic on the roads, the city markets also wore a deserted look. ...
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