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4/21/2008

Heat wave kills 10 in Orissa, mercury up in north

India

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Intense heat wave conditions killed 10 people in Orissa as the temperatures crossed the 42 degrees Celsius mark in the state. Most parts of the northern pains also experienced above-normal temperatures Sunday. The maximum temperature in the national capital rose again to be around 38 degrees Celsius Sunday butr the minimum stayed at a comfortable 20 degrees.

The weather office in its bulletin said that most parts of the northern plains, central India and parts of Rajasthan and Maharashtra had temperatures 3-4 degrees Celsius above the normal.

The Met Office says that the mercury could rise further in the next three days till Wednesday. The highest temperature recorded was 43 degrees Celsius at Malegaon in Maharashtra.

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