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NEW DELHI: Scattered many parts of North and West India heatwave With the temperature touching 50 degrees Celsius in Churu district of Rajasthan on Tuesday, the Meteorological Department has predicted very heavy rains in Assam and Meghalaya till 28 May.
The national capital recorded a maximum of 47.6 degrees Celsius in the Palam region, while the maximum temperature was six degrees above normal in most places here.
In large areas, a heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is 45 ° C for two consecutive days and a severe heatwave occurs when the mercury touches the 47 ° mark for two days.
According to the Meteorological Department of India (IMD), in small areas like Delhi, if the temperature rises to 45 ° C even for one day, heatwave is declared.
Severe heat conditions persisted in parts of Rajasthan with mercury touching 50 ° C in Churu district.
This is the second maximum temperature recorded in the district in the month of May in the last 10 years.
According to the Meteorological Department (MeT) department, the temperature of the district was recorded at 50.2 ° C on May 19, 2016.
Bikaner, Ganganagar, Kota and Jaipur recorded maximum temperatures of 47.4 ° C, 47 ° C, 46.5 ° C and 45 ° C respectively.
The Met Office has predicted severe heat conditions in Churu, Bikaner, Hanumangarh and Ganganagar districts during the next 24 hours.
In Delhi, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 46 degrees Celsius, as Delhi swept under a scorching heat.
The last time the mercury touched the 46 degree Celsius at Safdarjung Meteorological Center was on 19 May 2002 by Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Regional Forecast Center.
The all-time record for Safdarjung in May is 47.2 ° C, which was recorded on 29 May 1944.
The last time the Palam Observatory recorded such a high temperature of 47.6 degrees Celsius in May – Srivastava said on 18 May 2010.
IMD said that the weather stations at Lodhi Road and Aya Nagar recorded their maximum temperatures of 45.4 degrees and 46.8 degrees Celsius.
Srivastava said that some relief was expected from the scorching heat on Thursday Western disturbance And strong winds at lower levels.
The official said that there is a possibility of thunderstorms and thunderstorms with gusts of 60 kmph in the national capital on Friday and Saturday.
The Meteorological Department said that heatwave conditions were reported at many places in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh at 47.1 degrees Celsius.
Such a situation is likely to continue in the state for the next three-four days.
Heatwave conditions continued unabated at some places in the state. In eastern Uttar Pradesh, there was intense heat at different places.
It said that Allahabad was the hottest place in the state, recording a maximum of 47.1 degrees Celsius.
Day temperatures rose significantly in Gorakhpur and Faizabad divisions.
The Meteorological Department said that temperatures in Varanasi and Faizabad divisions were above normal and the rest of the state had above normal temperatures.
Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, were in the grip of scorching heat on Tuesday, making Hisar the hottest place in the region at 48 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department said that Hisar, Haryana, recorded the warmest day of the current summer season, with a maximum temperature of five degrees above normal.
It was 46 degrees in Narnaul and 44 degrees in Karnal. In Punjab, it was 44.7 degrees in Patiala and 44.1 degrees in Ludhiana.
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, also recorded a hot day at 43.1 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the normal limit.
In Gujarat, the temperature in Ahmedabad was recorded between 39.7 ° C and 43 ° C to 43.7 ° C, while the heatwave remained in central Maharashtra and Marathwada regions. The maximum temperature was above normal in most parts of the Konkan region.
For Assam and Meghalaya, however, IMD has issued a red-color coded weather warning from May 26-28, predicting very heavy rainfall in these two northeastern states.
It has been raining heavily in Arunachal Pradesh and a 30-year-old woman and her two children were buried alive when a massive landslide hit their house in Dibang Valley district.
“A red-color coded warning has been issued to Assam and Meghalaya for the next three days,” the Director General of IMD said. Mrityunjay Mahapatra said.
He said that northeast India receives maximum rainfall in June, followed by May.
Meanwhile, the progress of the monsoon, which was interrupted by super cyclonic storm Amfan, will begin on Wednesday.
According to IMD, the monsoon will start in Kerala on June 5, four days after the normal date.
The IMD has also warned fishermen along the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka not to undertake deep sea fishing from May 30 to June 4.
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