The summer solstice occurs sometime between June 20 and June 22, depending on the shift of the calendar. Heat wave across India: Surfer's pictures. Torrid weather conditions continued to prevail in several parts of the country today, claiming 41 more lives in worst-hit Andhra Pradesh since yesterday as the nationwide death toll mounted to 2, A guide to the most popular varieties of mangoes available in India and the subtle differences between them. Several parts of the country continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions with major cities including the national capital today registering temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. The intense heatwave sweeping northern India persisted on Wednesday, with the mercury hovering around 47 degrees Celsius in many parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh even as there were light rains at isolated places in the region.