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Fire raining from mountains to plains, storm and rain expected to bring relief tomorrow; 170 people lost their lives in UP

At least one-third of the country’s areas are boiling in the fire raining from the sky. Along with Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana and other plain states, the lower regions of the hilly states including Jammu and Kashmir are also in the grip of severe heat and heat wave. According to the Meteorological Department, the heat of the sun will continue to scorch in 13 states and union territories for two more days. After that, due to the effect of Western Disturbance moving towards North West India, some relief can be obtained from light rain between 18 and 20 June.

Prayagraj in UP remained the hottest for the third consecutive day on Monday and the temperature was 47.6 degree Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), there is severe heat in UP, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Northern Rajasthan and Ganga coastal areas of West Bengal. The plains and lower areas of Jammu division of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also in a bad condition. In the last 24 hours, 44 to 46 degree temperature was recorded in these states. In the scorching heat, it is becoming difficult to go out of the house during the day, while in UP, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and eastern Madhya Pradesh, heat wave-like conditions prevail even at night. In Odisha, Jharkhand and the coastal areas of Bengal’s Ganges, there is heat along with humidity. The northern coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh are also experiencing intense heat.

According to the Meteorological Department, due to the effect of Western Disturbance, there is a possibility of light rain with thunder in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan between June 18 and 20. Lightning may also strike at some places. Winds can blow at a speed of 30-40 km per hour.

Temperature crosses 45 in Delhi

The national capital is in the grip of intense heat and the mercury has reached 45.2 degrees Celsius, which is 6.4 degrees above normal. The Meteorological Department had already issued a red alert regarding the heat, predicting a temperature of more than 45 degrees. Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in most parts of Delhi. The minimum temperature was recorded at 33 degrees which is 5.5 degrees above normal. Due to the high minimum temperature, there is no relief from heat wave and scorching heat even at night. However, the Meteorological Department has expressed hope of some relief from June 19. It may rain in some areas of the capital.

5 dead in Faridabad

Five people also lost their lives due to heat in Faridabad. A 40-year-old youth was walking in a park near Lakhani Dharamshala in NIT 2. When he felt thirsty, he asked a person for water, then he fainted and fell down and died. Similarly, Pramod, who was returning from the company in Sector-21, also died after fainting and falling. An auto driver, a cyclist and a corporation sanitation worker also died in the city. In the initial investigation, the cause of death of all is being told to be heat.

Temperature around 46 degrees in Punjab and Haryana

The temperature in most areas of Punjab and Haryana remains around 46 degrees. On Monday, Bathinda in Punjab and Pindara in Jind district of Haryana recorded the highest temperature of 46.9 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh recorded 44.5 degrees, Faridkot in Punjab recorded 46 degrees and Pathankot recorded 45.8 degrees. Faridabad and Sirsa in Haryana were the worst affected by the heat wave. The mercury climbed to 46.6 degrees in Faridabad and 46.2 degrees in Sirsa. The maximum temperature in Gurugram was 45.1 degrees.

Hilly areas are also experiencing severe heat

The maximum temperature in hilly areas of Jammu’s Kathua was recorded at 44.8 and the minimum at 28.6 degrees. Nine districts of Himachal Pradesh, Sirmaur, Mandi, Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Kangra and Kullu are in the grip of heat wave. The maximum temperature in Una, Himachal Pradesh was recorded at 44.6 degrees. Light hail fell at Rohtang Pass in Himachal. At the same time, it rained in Kullu in the evening. This has brought down the temperature by five to seven degrees. The temperature of Mussoorie, the queen of mountains in Uttarakhand, was recorded at 33 degrees. Due to the scorching sun and heat, there was silence even on busy roads like Mall Road.

170 people died in UP due to heat

169 people have died in the last 24 hours due to severe heat and heat stroke in Uttar Pradesh. 50 people have died in four districts of Purvanchal, including 33 deaths in Varanasi alone. At the same time, 17 people have died in Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Chandauli. 100 people have lost their lives in Bundelkhand and Kanpur division. Kanpur has the highest number of deaths at 26, while 19 people died in Hamirpur. 14 people died in Chitrakoot, 13 in Fatehpur, 12 in Mahoba, six each in Banda and Auraiya, three in Jalaun and one in Farrukhabad. An old man and a young man died due to heat in Firozabad. One person each died in Shikohabad and Tundla. Due to heat and hot winds, 8 people died in Prayagraj, 5 in Kaushambi and 2 in Pratapgarh. On the other hand, there is news of 30 deaths in Bundelkhand.