People in north Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will have some respite from the severe heatwave in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted Sunday. Meanwhile, many parts of the country continue to reel under heatwave conditions with temperatures soaring up to 50 degrees in Rajasthan’s Churu, while several other places endured maximum temperatures markedly above normal.
Delhi, which seethed at 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, might get temporary relief from the scorching heat as the weatherman has forecast “thundery developments” Sunday night.
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The IMD 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.
(With inputs from PTI)
Weather forecast and Temperature today LIVE Updates: Heat wave conditions continue to prevail in many parts of the country, while the sluggish pace of monsoon has further delayed its onset over Kerala to June 7.
Heatwave in Vidarbha, severe heatwave predicted for next two days
Some parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra experienced a heatwave in the last 24 hours while there was rain in isolated places, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Sunday.
There could be a severe heatwave in some parts of Vidarbha on Wednesday and Thursday, while both Vidarbha and Marathwada (central Maharashtra) regions will experience a heatwave Monday, it said.
Wardha in Vidarbha recorded the maximum temperature in the state at 45.5 degree Celsius Sunday.
Solapur recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degree Celsius, Jalgaon 43, Aurangabad 40.7, Parbhani 43.6, Nanded 42.5, Akola 44.2, Amravati 44.8, Buldhana 44.2, Chandrapur 42.6, Nagpur 43.8, Yavatmal 42.5 and Gondia 40.4.
Farmer dies in Rajasthan due to heatstroke
Intense heat continued to paralyse normal life in Rajasthan where a farmer died of sunstroke Sunday, as Churu remained the hottest place after recording a maximum of 48.9 degrees Celsius.
Hanuman Jat (45), a farmer, fainted in his farm at Necchwa in Sikar district. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, a police official said.
Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Kota and Barmer in the state recorded a high of 48.6 degrees, 48.1 degrees, 47.8 degrees, 47.5 degrees and 47.2 degrees Celsius, respectively, the MeT department said.
Jodhpur, Jaipur and Ajmer registered maximum temperature of 46.4 degrees, 45.5 degrees and 45.2 degrees Celsius, respectively, it said.
Heatwave warning for Telangana on June 5 and 6
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions with the mercury crossing the 45 degree celsius mark in a few places.
In Andhra Pradesh, towns in Nellore, Guntur and Prakasam districts recorded maximum temperature of 45 degree celsius plus. The state Real-Time Governance Centre Sunday said the heat wave conditions with temperatures touching upto 45 degrees would continue for the next four days.
In Telangana, Adilabad district recorded the highest maximum temperature of 45.3 degree Celsius even as the Indian Meterological department issued heatwave warning at isolated pockets on June 5 and 6.
Heat wave likely to decrease in North Indian states
Due to easterly winds at lower levels over northern parts of the country, the severity of the heat wave very likely to decrease over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and Uttar Pradesh from today onwards, IMD data has revealed.
Heat wave grips North Indian states
Amritsar: Men bathe in a tube-well reservoire to beat the heat on a hot day in Amritsar, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (PTI)
Rain and thundershowers in West Bengal
Rain and thundershowers with gusty winds will occur over Bankura, Barddhaman, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Howrah, Hoogly, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar, #Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia and Purulia during the next 4-6 hours, Skymet weather has predicted.
Weather Alert for West #Bengal: #Rain and thundershowers with gusty #winds will occur over Bankura, Barddhaman, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Howrah, Hoogly, Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Cooch Behar, #Kolkata, Malda, Murshidabad, Nadia and Purulia during the next 4-6 hours.— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) June 2, 2019
Thundery developments likely in Delhi
Delhiites might get some relief from blistering heat as the MeT department has forecast the possibility of "thundery developments" towards Sunday evening, which might bring the temperature down.
The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 30.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. Humidity was recorded at 64 per cent.
The weatherman has forecast mainly clear skies turning partly cloudy later in the day with the possibility of "thundery developments" towards the evening or night. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 42 degrees Celsius.
HP's Una sizzles at 44.9 deg C, Shimla gets relief after rain
Heatwave persisted in Himachal Pradesh as Una recorded the highest temperature in the hill-state at 44.9 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.
However, capital Shimla and some other parts got a slight relief from the scorching heat as gusty winds accompanied by thundershowers occurred in the evening, Shimla MeT Centre director Manmohan Singh said.
Heatwave conditions to persist in North India
According to the IMD, heat wave to severe heat wave conditions very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh during next 4 days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during next 2 days.