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With a mercury rising to 47.6 ° C Tuesday, New Delhi ends up in the dry summer heat wave which rages these days on the North of India.
The Indian capital on Tuesday experienced its highest temperature for a day in May in 18 years. In the neighboring state of Rajasthan, the city of Churu was at the same time the hottest point in the country of South Asia, with 50 ° C recorded.
Due to dry northwest winds over the plains of central India, the heat wave that has been raging in the northwest of the country for the past few days is expected to persist until Thursday, according to the Indian meteorological services.
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The summer months of May and June are extremely hot and dry in India, with temperatures regularly exceeding 40 ° C. This heat subsides with the gradual arrival of the monsoon during the month of June.
No deaths have yet been attributed to the current heat wave episode. Last year, the Indian Interior Ministry reported that 3,500 people died in heat waves between 2015 and 2019.
This heat wave is in addition to the many plagues that have struck India in recent weeks, already bruised by the devastating cyclone coronavirus pandemic and its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years.
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