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North India continues to swelter under heat-wave

The Monsoon has covered Kerala and Karnataka, and the Met Department says monsoon rains will hit North East and Eastern parts of the country in the next few days.

Farmers in south India are happy with the arrival of the monsoon. Farmers have been getting their fields ready for the rains.

Meanwhile, the heat wave, with temperatures hovering around 45 degrees, continues across all north Indian states.

The Met Department says temperatures could rise in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

In Jhalawad,  Rajasthan, the Municipal authorities have been spraying water to reduce the heat, and settle the dust. Jhalawad recorded a maximum temperature of 48 degrees, and people have been using every means to avoid the heat.However, the Met Department says that relief from heat is on its way in the form of the monsoon.

The Met Department predicts 100% monsoon across North Western and Central India this year.

Rainfall from July to August, across the country this year, is expected to 97 per cent of the long term average.

The Monsoon is expected to be 100 percent in North western states and 99 percent in central India. It is expected to be 95 percent in Southern peninsula and 93 percent in Northeast.

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