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May 22, 2013 at 09:38am IST

No respite from the heat, Central India scorches at 47 degrees

New Delhi: There is no respite from the heat as yet. Parts of Maharashtra including the Vidarbha region sizzled at high temperatures. Nagpur and Wardha districts recorded mercury levels at 47 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, in Odisha, at least three people have died due to the heat wave as the temperatures touched 46 degrees. The national capital too recorded temperatures as high as 45 degrees.

Heat wave conditions intensified in the lower reaches of Himachal Pradesh too, with mercury at various places settling above the 40 degree-mark. Una was the hottest in the region with a maximum of 44 degrees, while temperature in Sundernagar settled seven notches above normal at 40.7 degrees Celsius, Met officials said.

While Bhunter registered a maximum of 38.2 degrees, Nahan, Solan and Dharamsala recorded highs of 35.6 degrees Celsius. Temperature in Shimla went seven notches above normal and settled at 30.1 degrees Celsius.

The current prolonged heat wave is expected to last at least till May 24. The Met department has predicted that the monsoon will reach Kerala by June 3.

(With additional information from PTI)