May 25, 2015: About 432 people have reportedly been killed in the worst hit-states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that the heat wave will continue till May 30. maximum temperature expected to be around 44 degrees.
New Delhi had recorded the season’s highest temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, at the Safdarjung observatory.commuters in Kolkata are in for a tough time as the Bengal Taxi Association has refused to ply their cabs in the city between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm from today. The association took the decision after the death of a 52-year-old cab driver due to intense heat.
The heat wave has swept several regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.The mercury touched 46.5 degrees in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, with Kota close behind at 45.4 degrees. Churu, Sriganganagar, Jaipur, Barmer, Bikaner, Ajmer and Dabok too recorded high temperatures.
In Punjab, Amritsar continued to reel under a temperature of 43.6 degrees. Ludhiana and Patiala too recorded high temperatures.The industrial town of Jharsuguda recorded the highest temperature of 45.8 degrees and authorities received reports of 23 deaths due to sun stroke.The mercury crossed 45 degrees at six places in western Odisha.