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WATCH: This melting road is puzzling pedestrians

The pedestrians were taken aback as their shoes and slippers remained stuck to the heated tar.

By Curated by Nilanjana Gupta

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Published: Sun 22 May 2016, 4:10 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 May 2016, 10:23 AM

Heat wave continues to sweep several parts of India with the temperature soaring several notches above the season's average. The Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the searing heat conditions will continue for the next few days.
According to a MET official:

"Heat wave will continue despite a drop in temperature at many places over Vidarbha, few places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and isolated places in Gujarat."
Delhi continued to face a heat wave at around 41.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, even as various factors led to a dip in maximum temperatures from two to five degrees in different states.
Churu and Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan were the hottest places in the country at 49.2 degrees, even as the temperature there dropped by two to five degrees on Saturday. In Delhi, Palam area remained the hottest at 44.2 degrees.
Among the states affected by the heat wave is Gujarat. If figures are not to be believed, watch this video that has recently emerged online. According to local media reports, it is so hot there that the tar on a road in Gujarat's Valsad is liquefying. The pedestrians lost their balance as their shoes and slippers remained stuck to the heated tar, reports NDTV. No flame, stove, or gas cylinder required. However it's unclear as to whether the road was freshly painted or it was, after all, the scorching sun.
Some puzzled pedestrians struggled to release their footwear, while others retreated altogether.
A woman even slipped off and stuck to the tar seconds before a speeding truck passed by. The temperature in Valsad was 36 degrees Celsius yesterday; today it stands at 31 degrees. Even though MET officials have predicted that the temperature in parts of Gujarat would drop by a few notches, the unbearable heat wave would still persist.  
"In Rajasthan, the temperature has dropped two to five degrees; in western region of Madhya Pradesh two to three degrees; in Gujarat up to two degrees; in eastern Uttar Pradesh, where it rained in some parts, the temperature has dropped from three to four degrees and in the West up to three degrees Celsius," the IMD official said.
Unlike some parts of Uttar Pradesh, the weather department has not predicted rain around Delhi/NCR or any other northern state.
(With inputs from IANS)

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