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Jul 02, 2012 at 09:05am IST

Will North India's wait for monsoon end this week?

New Delhi: There seems to be no relief from the heat for the north of India that is currently suffering a sultry weather with the capital recording a searing 43.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Temperatures in other states as well were several notches above normal.

Data released by the Met Department shows that rainfall has been been 31 per cent deficient so far.

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Eighty-three per cent of the country, including the granary states of Punjab and Haryana, has received deficient or scanty rainfall.

However, the Met insists, rains are on the way. The monsoon is likely to hit North India and revive in the South later this week. Met officials say that temperatures will drop drastically in the North once the monsoon arrives.

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