This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
India: Heat wave strikes Delhi as temperatures soar to 47 degrees Celsius03:12

India: Heat wave strikes Delhi as temperatures soar to 47 degrees Celsius

India, Delhi
May 27, 2020 at 20:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Temperatures soared 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in Delhi on Wednesday, as the Indian capital endures a heatwave amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Pedestrians were seen covering their heads with cloths and bandanas to protect themselves the heat, while children were seen enjoying a swim A few workers could be seen cutting the grass and watering gardens.

"Due to the heat we are facing a lot of trouble," migrant worker Laxmi Singh said. "Even though it's very hot, we still have to work under the sun," he stated, adding "we are coming to Delhi and working here for the last 20 years, but I have never seen so much heat like this."

Delhi also recorded the highest single-day spike of 792 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with the total number of cases reaching 15,257. As of Wednesday, India has 158,077 coronavirus cases and 4,534 fatalities as Johns Hopkins University compiled data shows.

India: Heat wave strikes Delhi as temperatures soar to 47 degrees Celsius03:12
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Temperatures soared 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in Delhi on Wednesday, as the Indian capital endures a heatwave amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Pedestrians were seen covering their heads with cloths and bandanas to protect themselves the heat, while children were seen enjoying a swim A few workers could be seen cutting the grass and watering gardens.

"Due to the heat we are facing a lot of trouble," migrant worker Laxmi Singh said. "Even though it's very hot, we still have to work under the sun," he stated, adding "we are coming to Delhi and working here for the last 20 years, but I have never seen so much heat like this."

Delhi also recorded the highest single-day spike of 792 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with the total number of cases reaching 15,257. As of Wednesday, India has 158,077 coronavirus cases and 4,534 fatalities as Johns Hopkins University compiled data shows.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:36
Gutsy granny lifts weights and squats like a pro at 82Gutsy granny lifts weights and squats like a pro at 82
November 30, 2020 at 10:17 GMT +00:00
04:36
Elderly yoga practitioners show their skill and resilience in snowy Chinese villageElderly yoga practitioners show their skill and resilience in snowy Chinese village
November 30, 2020 at 11:31 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:54
Iran: Killing won't go 'unanswered' - DefMin Hatami as slain nuclear scientist laid to rest in TehranIran: Killing won't go 'unanswered' - DefMin Hatami as slain nuclear scientist laid to rest in Tehran
November 30, 2020 at 10:59 GMT +00:00
04:35
Maradona museum! Argentine icon's friend meticolusly maintains memorabilia collection in NaplesMaradona museum! Argentine icon's friend meticolusly maintains memorabilia collection in Naples
November 30, 2020 at 17:17 GMT +00:00
24:40
Fighting Fire: The Indigenous Struggle For The Amazon *PARTNER CONTENT*Fighting Fire: The Indigenous Struggle For The Amazon *PARTNER CONTENT*
December 3, 2019 at 04:50 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:23
Egypt: Russian freediver sets new world record for bi-fins dive Egypt: Russian freediver sets new world record for bi-fins dive
November 29, 2020 at 19:37 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:38
Switzerland: We have not lived up to Syrian people's expectations - UN envoy ahead of latest peace talksSwitzerland: We have not lived up to Syrian people's expectations - UN envoy ahead of latest peace talks
November 29, 2020 at 18:01 GMT +00:00
04:34
Santa is now taking video calls with children from his home officeSanta is now taking video calls with children from his home office
November 30, 2020 at 12:51 GMT +00:00
02:30
Spain: Thousands flood Madrid's streets to protest health service cutsSpain: Thousands flood Madrid's streets to protest health service cuts
November 29, 2020 at 21:39 GMT +00:00
02:54
El Salvador: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released into ocean as part of conservation projectEl Salvador: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released into ocean as part of conservation project
November 29, 2020 at 15:42 GMT +00:00
02:50
Armenia: Protesters demanding PM's resignation clash with police in Yerevan Armenia: Protesters demanding PM's resignation clash with police in Yerevan
November 30, 2020 at 21:04 GMT +00:00
03:58
Switzerland: You cannot claim neutrality and still profit from war - Proponent of arms manufacturing finance banSwitzerland: You cannot claim neutrality and still profit from war - Proponent of arms manufacturing finance ban
November 29, 2020 at 20:06 GMT +00:00
01:31
USA: Manhattan residents express hope following BioNTech/Pfizer COVID vaccine trialUSA: Manhattan residents express hope following BioNTech/Pfizer COVID vaccine trial
November 9, 2020 at 19:59 GMT +00:00
02:09
Thailand: Thousands of anti-govt protesters rally at 11th Infantry HQ in BangkokThailand: Thousands of anti-govt protesters rally at 11th Infantry HQ in Bangkok
November 29, 2020 at 23:58 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:23
Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian medics ready to see patients at Stepanakert field hospital Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian medics ready to see patients at Stepanakert field hospital
November 30, 2020 at 18:44 GMT +00:00
00:51
Belarus: Pedestrian cheats death by inches in BobruiskBelarus: Pedestrian cheats death by inches in Bobruisk
November 30, 2020 at 11:16 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:38
Austria: Japan's Shigekix and Russia's Kastet crowned world breakdance champs in SalzburgAustria: Japan's Shigekix and Russia's Kastet crowned world breakdance champs in Salzburg
November 29, 2020 at 18:51 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:47
Indonesia: Lewotolo volcano erupts spewing ash into skyIndonesia: Lewotolo volcano erupts spewing ash into sky
November 29, 2020 at 05:56 GMT +00:00
02:28
Nagorno-Karabakh: First Russian military medical units arrive in Stepanakert Nagorno-Karabakh: First Russian military medical units arrive in Stepanakert
November 29, 2020 at 17:31 GMT +00:00
04:28
Cambodia: Cher welcomes 'world's loneliest elephant' Kaavan to wildlife sanctuaryCambodia: Cher welcomes 'world's loneliest elephant' Kaavan to wildlife sanctuary
December 1, 2020 at 03:15 GMT +00:00
02:59
France: Chaos hits Paris as protesters clash with police at anti-security bill demoFrance: Chaos hits Paris as protesters clash with police at anti-security bill demo
November 28, 2020 at 23:30 GMT +00:00
03:26
Germany: Drive-in Christmas market preserves holiday spirit despite pandemic restrictionsGermany: Drive-in Christmas market preserves holiday spirit despite pandemic restrictions
November 29, 2020 at 20:51 GMT +00:00
03:59
Argentina: 'I'm proud of what I did' - Maradona's doctor on legend's treatment following police raidsArgentina: 'I'm proud of what I did' - Maradona's doctor on legend's treatment following police raids
November 30, 2020 at 01:55 GMT +00:00
02:41
France: Catholics attend outdoor mass amid COVID-19 restrictions in ParisFrance: Catholics attend outdoor mass amid COVID-19 restrictions in Paris
November 29, 2020 at 22:30 GMT +00:00
03:06
Turkey: Volunteers take part in testing China's COVID vaccine in IstanbulTurkey: Volunteers take part in testing China's COVID vaccine in Istanbul
November 27, 2020 at 23:01 GMT +00:00
02:33
UK: Arrests made at London anti-lockdown rallyUK: Arrests made at London anti-lockdown rally
November 28, 2020 at 14:18 GMT +00:00
02:50
Spain: Madrid centre crowded as Christmas season kicks off amid COVID spreadSpain: Madrid centre crowded as Christmas season kicks off amid COVID spread
November 30, 2020 at 02:36 GMT +00:00
View all videos