India is known for its warm climate during the summer months. However, temperatures are soaring even higher than usual in India at the moment. The country is experiencing one of its most intense heat waves on record. The Southern states in the country are experiencing the worst of the heat.
According to the story on BuzzFeed.com, the state of Odisha recently saw temperatures climb up to 117 degrees Fahrenheit. This record temperature has been confirmed by the Indian Meteorological Department. That temperature was so intense that the asphalt on the streets were actually beginning to melt.
The extreme heat wave has caused over a thousand deaths in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Other states have been warned that temperatures in those areas could continue to climb over the next few days and reach up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures that high can cause heat stroke and severe dehydration, which can be fatal.
The capital city of Dehli has reported that they have experienced temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit as well. Official Marcio Alaor BMG says that a monsoon will be moving into the country at the end of the month. The incoming monsoon should help cool down the record heat that they have been experiencing.