Blistering heatwave conditions prevailed over large swathes of the country Saturday as the temperatures were recorded as high as 50.8 degrees Celsius in places like Rajasthan’s Churu. The weathermen stated that there will be no respite until next week.
Severe heatwave conditions prevailed at isolated places over Eastern and Western parts of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with Banda recording the highest temperature at 48 degrees Celsius. Heatwave also continued to torment the people in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday as Una recorded the highest temperature in the hill-state at 44.9 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.
Delhi sizzles at 45 degrees Celsius, red alert sounded by IMD
A day after the national capital recorded its hottest day of the season, mercury fell by a notch on Saturday morning. There’s no respite from the scorching sun, however, as the weatherman has predicted that heat wave conditions will continue today and over the next few days.
The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 45 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a day after parts of the city registered a high of 47 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature recorded was 27.6 degrees Celsius. Relative humidity in the morning was 48 per cent.
On Friday, Delhi sweltered under the hottest day of the season, with the mercury rising to 47 degrees Celsius in some areas. The maximum temperature was 44.8 at Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official recording for the city. The weather stations at Ayanagar and Palam recorded 46 and 46.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Private agency Skymet Weather showed the maximum temperature touched the 47-degree Celsius mark in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri.
The minimum temperature on Friday was recorded ar 28.4 degrees Celsius.
The IMD had issued a red warning — the most severe of its four categories — as heat wave conditions continued in the Delhi-NCR region on Friday. The IMD said present conditions could create a very high likelihood of developing heat-related illnesses and heat strokes in people of all ages.
Not just Delhi, the northern part of India is draped in similar conditions. Heat wave conditions are also expected in parts of west Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Marathwada and in isolated pockets of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and east Rajasthan.
Rajasthan — Churu records max temperature of 50.8 degrees
Rajasthan faced intense heat Saturday with Churu reeling at 50.8 degrees Celsius, nine degrees above normal, PTI reported. Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Kota recorded maximum temperatures of 49 degrees Celsius, 47.9 degrees Celsius, 47.2 degrees Celsius and 46 degrees Celsius respectively, the MeT department was quoted as saying by PTI.
Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaipur registered day temperature at 45.6 degrees Celsius, 44.5 degrees Celsius, and 45.2 degrees Celsius respectively, it said. Heat wave conditions are prevailing in parts of the state and the weather conditions are expected to remain the same during the next two days.
(With inputs from PTI)