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IN PICS: The 'cool' quotient this Indian summer

Last updated on: May 29, 2013 13:08 IST

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Temperatures across the plains in north India on Tuesday hovered over 43 degrees Celsius at several places with the region getting little relief from the summer sun which continues to beat down with all its intensity.

A boy jumps from a jetty into the waters of Dal Lake to cool himself on a hot day in Srinagar

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The maximum of 43 degrees Celsius in Delhi was slightly higher than Monday's 42.6 degrees as the city continued to reel under blistering weather. Hot winds blowing throughout the day only added to the discomfiture of the citizens.

A mahout splashes water on his elephant in the river Yamuna on a hot summer day in New Delhi.

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There was a change in the minimum temperature which, at 29 degrees, was recorded below the 30-degree mark after quite some time.

A boy plays in a water fountain on a hot day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad

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The minimum, however, was still two degrees above normal. Rajasthan remained in the grip of heat wave with Churu recording a maximum of 45.2 degrees, higher than Monday's 44.8.

A man cools himself by applying mud on his body on the banks of river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

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Sriganganagar sizzled at 44.4 degrees, Kota, (43.5) and Bikaner (42.7) with the weather bureau forecasting similar conditions on Wednesday.

Showers brought the mercury down at a  few places in Meerut and Varanasi sub-divisions of Uttar Pradesh where heat wave conditions otherwise continued to torment the people.

A boy uses a polystyrene box to float on the river Tawi on a hot day in Jammu

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According to the MeT department, the highest temperature of 46.2 degrees was recorded at Etawah with state capital Lucknow sweating it out at 40.6 degrees.

A man cools off in the Nondi Khola River on a hot summer day at Sevok village, near the eastern Indian hill town of Darjeeling.

Photographer:  Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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The heat wave continued to sweep Punjab and Haryana with maximum temperatures in two neighbouring states settling a few notches above normal.

A boy bathes in a tube well to beat the heat on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh

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The Union territory of Chandigarh, the common capital of Punjab and Haryana, recorded a maximum of 41.6 degrees Celsius as a dust storm hit the city in the evening.

A boy bathes in a stream at Dara on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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In Punjab, the maximum in Patiala touched 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. Amritsar, too, endured a hot day at 43 degrees, up three notches.

A boy plays with jets of shooting water at the 'Adlabs Imagica' theme park in Khopoli, about 75 km from Mumbai

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In Haryana, Ambala recorded a high of 41.2 degrees while Hisar sweltered at 43.2 degrees. Narnaul and Bhiwani, too, experienced searing heat at 43.5 and 42.8 degrees respectively.

A boy sits on a buffalo as he cools off in a pond during a hot summer day at Jetapura village in Gujarat.

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