A record June heatwave which smashed all-time temperature records in France may have passed - for now - but there has also been little rainfall in recent weeks to alleviate water shortages.
The Delhi Government on Sunday extended the summer vacation in schools for children studying up to Class 8th by another week in view of the sudden rise in day temperatures.
The schools for up to classes 8 will reopen from July 8 while for the higher classes will reopen from Monday as per the earlier schedule.
With temperatures in Europe and everywhere else soaring, demand for air con is booming. The extra power demand may cause a vicious circle on warming.
With France, Spain, Italy and parts of central Europe particularly badly hit by the high temperatures, officials pleaded with people to take common-sense precautions.
Meteorologists said hot winds from the Sahara Desert brought the scorching weather to Europe. Similar heat is expected in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.
According to the State Disaster Management Department website, 101 deaths have been recorded till 11 am on Friday.
Conditions becoming favourable for the southwest monsoon to advance in other parts of TN in 3-4 days, says Met dept
Meanwhile, the education department in Bihar has announced that all government schools would remain closed till June 22 under the heat wave situation.
The temperature on the outskirts of Palam, which had shot up to 48 degrees Celsius earlier, came down to 37.8 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
With no let up in heatwave conditions in the State, the school education department on Sunday extended till June 22 half-day schools.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the deaths and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the victims.
According to the warning issued by RTGS, coastal districts are likely to turn hotter due to change in weather conditions.
The highest temperature of 43.6 degree Celsius was recorded at Khammam, which was 7 degree Celsius above normal. At Medak, it was 42.2 degree Celsius, 7.1 degree Celsius above normal.
Nine deaths were reported from Nabarangpur whereas six casualties each have been registered in Mayurbhanj and Ganjam districts.