Braving the heat wave

The heat wave has gripped many parts of the country, even as capital Delhi saw temperatures reaching 43 degrees Celsius on Thursday. In photos
  • Children play with buffaloes in the River Tawi on a hot summer day in Jammu, on Thursday. Channi Anand/AP.
  • A young girl covers her face to protect from the heat as she walks on the dried bed of the River Tawi, Jammu. Channi Anand/AP.
  • Girls bath inside a drum to beat the heat at a field in New Delhi on Tuesday. Adnan Abidi/Reuters
  • A boy plays in a fountain in New Delhi on 13 April, 2017. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.
  • The early onset of summer and heat wave conditions in parts of India are a boon to air-conditioner and air cooler makers. Adnan Abidi/Reuters.
India is expected to experience a hotter-than-normal summer this year, the India Meteorological Department said in its weather outlook for the March-to-May period.