Photos: Gurugram’s soaring temperatures, rain deficit, brings no sign of relief

Updated: Jun 02, 2018 13:16 IST

A man pours water on his face to beat the scorching heat in Gurugram. Merely two days ago, the city sizzled at 42.6 degrees and Gurugram is reeling under a rain deficiency of 70% this pre-monsoon season. The India Metereological Department (IMD) has cautioned that the gap could increase further over the next week since there is hardly any chance of rain. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

Children play in the water gushing out of a broken water supply pipeline at sector 27/42 chowk in Gurugram. Other districts of Haryana such as Hisar, Fatehabad, Jind and Panchkula have also reported a massive rain deficit. Worst hit is Hisar, which is reeling under a 83% rain deficit. (HT Photo)

During a hot summer day, women are seen crossing the Delhi - Gurugram expressway, possibly looking for some form of public transport. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Umbrellas are out early in the city, and not to shield people from the rain, but from piercing heat that north India is facing this summer. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Dust storms gripped Delhi NCR last evening and Gurugram’s high rises were coated in dust as well. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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