1 Jun 2013

Heatwave in India

7:00 am on 1 June 2013

Hundreds of people are reported to have died in a heatwave affecting much of India.

Temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius have been recorded in northern and eastern areas, where hospitals have been overwhelmed by exhausted and dehydrated patients.

Monsoon rains normally lower the temperatures in May, but the rains are yet to arrive this year.