The mercury is soaring in Goa and there is going to be no respite even in the nights according to K V Singh, in charge of the Goa unit of Indian Meteorological Department.
With the humidity also increasing, Goans are now becoming a bee line to the beaches to beat the heat specially since most schools have closed down and families can have their days out.
Singh blames the Easterly winds for this heat wave as the temperature shoots up when they prevail. The average maximum heat in Goa is around 360 Celcius while humidity has touched 81 per cent.
While tourists are still there at the beaches, there is an increasing number of local Goans thronging them said Andrew Gonsalves who owns a shack at Calangute beach.