Intense Heat Forces Patna Admin to Close Down Schools until June 23

Heat wave affects normal life in Patna.

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Patna: With temperature soaring to 42.7° Celsius (a staggering 108.8° Fahrenheit) in Patna on Monday, the district administration on Tuesday declared schools up to Class VIII in the state capital closed until June 23 to prevent children from being hit by the continuing heat wave.

The proclamation came from District Magistrate (DM) Kumar Ravi who said the declaration applied to both government and private schools.

The administration also ordered change in the timing of schools now starting at 6:45 am and ending at 11:00 am for students of Class IX and above.

As reported, nearly 30% of the state is reeling under intense heat-wave, a condition most weather experts describe as abnormal at this time of the year.

Meanwhile, extreme weather condition has started to affect local businesses as sparse crowd was seen at popular joints like restaurants and cinema halls as store-owners also struggled to keep the shops open in the absence of customers.

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