Heatwave sweeps India, Allahabad sizzles at 45° C
Several parts of the country continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions with major cities, including the national Capital, registering temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Odisha and West Bengal also faced scorching weather as temperatures hovered around 45 degree Celsius in most parts.
With the IMD predicting severe heatwave conditions for at least three days from Thursday, the Odisha government has extended school holidays till April 26 and decided to continue the mid-day meal scheme in drought-hit areas even during the summer vacation.
The mercury soared in several cities of UP with Lucknow posting 42.6 degrees Celsius and Allahabad scorching at 45.2 degrees Celsius.
Adilabad, Anamakonda and Nizmabad in Telangana scorched under 43 degrees Celsius though the weatherman has predicted light to moderate shower for the next two days.
Hisar in Haryana was the hottest place in the plains at 40.5 degrees Celsius as maximum temperatures hovered above normal limits at most places in the state.