Dangerous heat will continue to grip most of India late this week and there is no relief in sight, AccuWeather reports.
The most intense heat will be found across northern India, stretching from West Bengal and Odisha to Rajasthan, the National Capital Region and Punjab.
Daily high temperatures will approach or exceed 43 C in these areas, with the warmest locations recording temperatures exceeding 46 C.
Any relief from the heat will be modest next week as high temperatures will remain well above normal across northern India.
High temperatures of 38-41 C are expected in New Delhi early next week, replacing the current 43-44 C heat.
No lasting relief from the heat is expected until the monsoon arrives, which means dangerous temperatures will be a concern into June.
Staying hydrated and avoiding extended exposure to the sun and heat are advised.