"The Palam Observatory recorded an all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius Monday. The factors that led to this are dry westerly winds, no effect of a western disturbance in the plains and intense heating in the month of June," India Meteorological Department said.
The red alert has been issued in Thrissur district on June 10 and in Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on June 11. All four districts on these dates will experience 'isolated heavy to very heavy' rainfall as part of monsoon showers.
Talking about the incident, the official said that the deceased Tanesh Ballal had come to the area in the afternoon with his grandmother to collect plastic waste. He might have entered the car to take shelter from the heat, but got trapped inside as doors might have got locked.
Weather forecast and Temperature today India LIVE News HIGHLIGHTS: There was a slight relief for Odisha and Telangana after the states received scattered rains. However, there was no relief from heatwave conditions in most parts of the country with Churu remaining the hottest at 50 degrees Celsius.
Both the IMD and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) have issued an orange alert for April 25 in the city, forecasting the maximum temperature to be around 44 degree Celsius. The IMD had also issued the orange alert in the city for Tuesday.
Firefighters and city officials on Monday morning distributed bright red cloth visors, hand fans and blue-coloured cooling neckerchiefs to downtown commuters, advising them to stay inside as much as possible.
IMD has said heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh during the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during the next three days.
Intense heat wave leaves 153 dead in Andhra Pradesh and Telangang. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius. Some give in to the heat and dozes off, while some find out a way to beat the heat. Take a look: