The meteorological department had predicted that the monsoon would be normal this year but now the arrival of the monsoon is being delayed and instead millions of people are facing heatwaves in the country. July this year is even hotter than last year. The northern states of the country are facing extreme heat due to delays in the monsoon. The monsoon arrived in some parts of Haryana and Punjab on June 13 but has not continued since. Due to this, some areas of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh are also experiencing extreme heat. The delay in the arrival of rains in Gujarat is also worrying. Fatehgarh in UP recorded 42.5 degrees, Gurugram 41.8 degrees, and Ganganagar in Rajasthan 41.8 degrees. Sirsa in Haryana also had a temperature of 41.7 degrees, Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan 41.4 degrees, Bathinda in Punjab 40 degrees, and Delhi 39.5 degrees. Una in Himachal Pradesh recorded 39.4 degrees Celsius and Chandigarh 38.2 degrees Celsius.