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Heat wave grips India

An intense heat wave has been sweeping across large parts of India from the plains of Punjab and Haryana to Maharashtra's Vidarbha region.
Heat wave grips India
In Delhi, pedestrians use umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun. Heat wave conditions are prevailing across the northern states of India, with temperatures registering a record high for the month of May.

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Heat wave grips India
According to officials from the MeT department there will be no respite from the searing heat as it is is likely to continue.
Heat wave grips India
Temperatures soared to 47 degrees in Maharashtra's Nagpur, and over 43 degrees even in Himachal hills. Orange city Nagpur - which is the geographical centre of India - on Saturday recorded a maximum of 47 degrees, making it the hottest place in the country.
Heat wave grips India
The Vidarbha towns of Wardha and Bhandara, as well as the Konkan and north Maharashtra regions recorded temperatures above 45 degrees over the weekend.
Heat wave grips India
In Punjab, the temperatures were 6 to 7 degrees above average at most places. Amritsar and Ludhiana were the hottest with highs of 45.4 degrees.
Heat wave grips India
A child cools off in a watering hole on a hot day in Allahabad on May 18, 2013. Temperatures soared in Allahabad to a maximum temperature of 47.28 Celsius.
Heat wave grips India
It was a blazing weekend across northern and central India with Delhi recording its hottest day of the season on Sunday at 46.1 degrees Celsius - five notches above average.
Heat wave grips India
Heat wave conditions sweeping large parts of the country worsened, killing three persons in Madhya Pradesh.

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Heat wave grips India
Delhi also witnessed its hottest day of the season and mercury crossed the 45 degree-mark to settle at 45.1 degrees Celsius.

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Heat wave grips India
Nagpur on Tuesday witnessed its hottest day in six decades at a sizzling 47.8 degrees Celsius.

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Heat wave grips India
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Heat wave grips India
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Heat wave grips India
There was no respite from the scorching sun in Punjab and Haryana also, and the maximum temperature at various places settled above 45 degrees.

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Heat wave grips India
Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, with a blistering 47.5 degrees Celsius, was the hottest place in the country after Nagpur.

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