Extreme heatwave conditions are returning to India after even a few weeks ago there were periods of very high temperatures.
Temperatures rose in parts of India after a brief period of rain, reaching a maximum of 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius (ºC)) in New Delhi, forcing residents to use umbrellas to protect themselves from the heat on Saturday. June).
Meteorologists said temperatures are expected to remain high in the coming days.
The heat wave comes after India suffered the warmest March in 100 years, and parts of the country experienced the highest temperatures ever recorded in April this year.
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The acute water crisis in parts of India has caused people to look for it on Tuesday (May 17th) during the devastating heat wave that hit the country.
Residents of the Vasant Vihar area of the Indian capital New Delhi have resorted to sealing water containers with chains and padlocks. The water tanks supplied the communities, but residents said they were not enough to get around them, according to Reuters.
The crisis is equally severe in the central city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. A resident, Vikas, said the water sources had been cut off for almost a week, but the quality of the available water was “unusable.”
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