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In PHOTOS: The sweaty, intolerable Indian summer

Last updated on: May 24, 2012 08:32 IST

In PHOTOS: The sweaty, intolerable Indian summer

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The heat wave across parts of India, most notably in the northern parts of the country, is taking its toll.

While North India is sweating it out with temperatures remaining above the 40 degree Celsius mark in many places across the region, parts of Odisha averaged 45 degrees.

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According to AccuWeather.com, a building ridge of high pressure is the culprit behind the heat wave and unfortunately it is not expected to weaken anytime soon. The ridge will continue to bring unrelenting heat to northeast India through at least the middle of next week.

Intense heat is a yearly occurrence in the weeks leading up to the rain-giving summer monsoon, which normally begins to overspread the subcontinent near the start of June. Kerala is normally the first part of India's mainland to be visited by the summer monsoon, which then takes several weeks to reach its fullest extent across the subcontinent.

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Image: A boy dances in a water fountain in Hyderabad
Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters

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A woman carrying her belongings on her head, drinks water stored in an earthen pitcher along a roadside on a hot day in New Delhi May 8, 2012

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Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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A woman shields herself from the sun on a sidewalk along a street in Kolkata May 7, 2012

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Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
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Boys dive into the sea at a fishing harbour to cool themselves on a hot day in Chennai May 4, 2012

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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A boy plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea on a beach in Mumbai

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 6

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Photographs: Rajesh Kumar/Reuters

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Hippopotamuses cool off in a pond at a zoo on a hot day in New Delhi


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