45 people died in 36 hours due to heat wave, now heat has become fatal

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Heat wave continues to wreak havoc amid the scorching heat and 45 more people have died in the last 36 hours. Thus, the total number of deaths due to heat wave has now reached 87. According to the Times of India report, 19 more people died due to heat wave in western Odisha, 16 people died in UP in a single day, while five people died in Bihar, four in Rajasthan and one in Punjab. 19 people have been reported dead in Odisha in two days. Experts have blamed extremely high temperatures for these deaths. Of the nine people who died in Jharsuguda, seven were truck drivers who were passing through the city carrying minerals. Of the 16 people who died in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, 11 were polling personnel. Nine people have been reported dead due to heat wave in Rajasthan this summer.

Severe heat continues to wreak havoc in Delhi. The Meteorological Department has declared a yellow alert. The maximum temperature during the day can be recorded at 42 to 43 degrees Celsius. During the yellow alert, there will be heat wave conditions in many places in Delhi. There may also be some clouds in the sky. There are also chances of dust storms along with rain. Experts are advising to avoid hot winds blowing at a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour.

Now Delhiites can get relief only in monsoon. Everyone is waiting for monsoon rain. According to Skymet Weather, monsoon is moving upwards from South India. It has reached the entire northeastern states including sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. There has been some reduction in rain activity in Kerala, but rain continues in the northeastern states. Now rain will also intensify in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and southern Karnataka. A decrease in temperature can also be seen in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

The southwest monsoon is expected to reach Madhya Pradesh on June 15, two days earlier. A Meteorological Department official said on Saturday that the simultaneous arrival of monsoon in Kerala and the Northeast is quite rare and earlier it had happened in 2017, 1997, 1995 and 1991.

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