Heatwave conditions continued to persist in most parts of the country, with Rajasthan’s Churu remaining the hottest at 50.3 degrees Celsius. Except for rains in Telangana’s Hyderabad and some parts in Odisha, the people struggled with sweltering heat. Temperatures remained three to five notches above normal in Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.
The maximum temperature in Delhi was 40.6 degrees Celsius. The Palam Observatory recorded a high of 42.6 degrees Celsius.
The city recorded a low of 29.4 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels oscillated between 39 to 62 per cent. The national capital is likely to get some respite from the scorching heat on Tuesday, reports PTI.
Churu, also known as the gateway to the Thar desert, remained the hottest place in the country for the third consecutive day with a maximum temperature of 50.3 degrees Celsius. The MeT department has predicted severe heat wave in east and west Rajasthan for the next two days. Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra also battled heatwave conditions. The IMD warned that there will be no respite till June 7.
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India battles heatwave conditions, Churu hottest at 50.3 degrees Celsius
There was no let-up in heatwave conditions in large swathes of India on Monday, with Rajasthan's Churu remaining the hottest in the country at 50.3 degrees Celsius. Temperatures remained three to five notches above normal in Haryana, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir, while there was slight relief for Odisha and Telangana after the states received scattered rains.
The maximum temperature in Delhi was 40.6 degrees Celsius. The Palam Observatory recorded a high of 42.6 degrees Celsius. The city recorded a low of 29.4 degrees Celsius and the humidity levels oscillated between 39 to 62 per cent.
The national capital is likely to get some respite from the scorching heat on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department has predicted a partly cloudy sky with chances of rain or thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.
Churu, also known as the gateway to the Thar desert, remained the hottest place in the country for the third consecutive day with a maximum temperature of 50.3 degrees Celsius.
In most cities of Rajasthan, maximum temperatures were four to eight notches above normal, whereas the minimum were three to five degrees above normal, a meteorological department official said. Sriganganagar was the second hottest in the state at 48.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Bikaner at 48.4 degrees Celsius and Kota at 47.4 degrees Celsius.
The MeT department has predicted severe heat wave in east and west Rajasthan for the next two days. (PTI)
Tripura: Several areas waterlogged in capital Agartala
Thunderstorm, hailstorm at Chanog in Banjar Valley in Himachal's Kullu
The roof of a government primary building at Chanog in Banjar Valley was damaged after thunderstorm and hailstorm hit the area. ANI reported that crops of wheat, tomato, apple, pea, plum and pear were also damaged in the area.
Himachal Pradesh: Roof of a Government Primary Building at Chanog in Banjar valley damaged after thunderstorm and hailstorm hit the area. Crops of wheat, tomato, apple, pea, plum and pear also damaged pic.twitter.com/c3weKQdxWH— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019
Respite from heat in Odisha as rains lash several parts
Most parts of Odisha, mainly the western region, experienced respite from the scorching heat after rains in several areas Monday, reports PTI.
Sonepur in western Odisha was the hottest place in the state recording a maximum temperature of 41.2 degree celsius, while in the rest of the state it was less than 40 degrees, the meteorological centre here said.
The rains in the state took place on Sunday and Monday. Talcher recorded 39.3 degree celsius, while the mercury stood at 38 degree in Sundargarh, the met centre said.
The temperature in Titlagarh in western Odisha, which was the hottest place in the state on Sunday with 43.8 degree celsius, dropped to 31 degree on Monday.
The slide in temperature followed rainfall in several areas including Bhawanipatna, Sonepur, Titlagarh, Bolangir, Angul, Sundargarh, Koraput, Paradip, Chandbali and Gopalpur.
Capital Bhubaneswar recorded 35 degree celsius, down from 36 degree on Sunday. However, high relative humidity of 94 per cent made the weather condition unbearable. (PTI)
Haryana's Narnaul records 47.2° C temp
Haryana's Narnaul town recorded a maximum temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius on Monday as heatwave conditions persisted in most parts of the state and Punjab. The temperature in Narnaul was five degrees above normal, the meteorological department said.
Among other places in Haryana, Hisar sweltered at a high of 45 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. However, people in Karnal and Ambala got a respite from the heatwave conditions as the maximum temperatures dropped to 36 degrees and 38.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh recorded a near normal maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius, close to the normal limits. In Punjab, Amritsar braved a hot day at 42.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while Ludhiana recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees Celsius. Patiala's maximum temperature settled at 39.2 degress Celsius.
As per the meteorological department forecast, many places in the two states could get respite from the ongoing heat wave conditions over the next few days. (PTI)
Min temp abover 30 degrees in many parts in Rajasthan, MP, Vidarbha: IMD
According to an IMD report, the minimum temperature is above 30 degrees celsius over many parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.The minimum temperature is above normal by 3-6 Degree Celsius over these regions.
Minimum Temperature is above 30 Degree Celsius over many parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. The Minimum Temperature is above normal by about 3-6 Degree Celsius over these regions. pic.twitter.com/BrxAmkcDk8— IMD Weather (@IMDWeather) June 3, 2019
World’s 15 hottest places are in India, Pakistan as pre-monsoon heat builds
India has been warned of severe heat in northern and central areas on Monday, following similar extreme weather on Sunday. Of the 15 hottest places in the world in the past 24 hours, eight were in India with the others in neighbouring Pakistan, according to weather monitoring website El Dorado. Churu, a city in the west of the northern state of Rajasthan, recorded the country’s highest temperature of 48.9 Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to the Meteorological Department.
Churu has issued a heat wave advisory and government hospitals have prepared emergency wards with extra air conditioners, coolers and medicines, said Ramratan Sonkariya, additional district magistrate for Churu, a Reuters report said.
Water is also being poured on the roads of Churu, known as the gateway to the Thar desert, to keep the temperature down and prevent them from melting, Sonkariya added. A farmer from Sikar district in Rajasthan died on Sunday due to heatstroke, state government officials said.
People seek divine intervention for rains in Jammu
As the country faces severe heat wave with temperature soaring beyond 45 degree centigrade in many places, people have begun seeking divine intervention to bring rains here in Jammu. Jammu-based organisation Dogra Front-cum-local Shiv Sena chief Ashok Gupta conducted special prayers and 'yagna' at a temple here Monday to propitiate the 'rain gods'.
He held special worship with various rituals and 'japa' to pacify Lord Indra to bring rains and provide the much-needed relief to the people from extreme heat wave here. This is not for the first time that people are seeking to invoke gods for rain by organising special prayers in temples in Jammu. (PTI)
IMD warns of severe to very severe heatwave in Vidarbha, Marathwada
Absence of any pre-monsoon rainfall activity this year, officials said, has led to prolonged spells of heatwave across Maharashtra, with Vidarbha reeling under repeated and long spells of heatwave through summer. While heatwaves are common in Vidarbha, Marathwada and parts of Madhya Maharashtra in May, but this year the state experienced heatwave conditions even in March and April. Such conditions are witnessed in June when onset of monsoon over the mainland is delayed, Anupam Kashyapi, head of IMD Pune’s weather department had said.
Thunderstorm accompanied by squall and lightning in Uttarakhand: IMD
In its daily bulletin, the IMD has predicted thunderstorm accompanied by squall and lightning (50-60 kmph) at isolated places over Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places are also very likely over south interior Karnataka; with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh.
Heatwave continues in Delhi
Delhi had been reeling under a heat wave over the last week, with the mercury soaring to 46-47 degrees Celsius in some parts. On Sunday, the national capital recorded a high of 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, and a low of 30.8 degrees Celsius
Chennai: IMD predicts generally cloudy sky with light rain
In Chennai, the IMD has forecast generally cloudy sky with light rain. The maximum temperature was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 30 degrees Celsius.
Rajasthan: 1 dead as heatwave rages unabated in Churu
On Sunday, heatwave conditions claimed one life in Rajasthan's Churu which recorded a high of almost 49 degrees Celsius. The IMD said the situation will continue and that there will be no respite for the next two days.
Bengaluru: Max temperature likely around 33 degrees Celsius
In Bengaluru, the maximum temperature was recorded at 33 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 22 degrees Celsius.
Kolkata: Partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain
In Kolkata, the IMD has forecast partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain or thunderstorm. The maximum temperature was recorded at 35 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 28 degrees Celsius.
Monsoon inching towards Kerala, thunderstorm and gusty winds to follow soon
Meanwhile, the Southwest monsoon reached the Kerala coast on Saturday and thunderstorms coupled with rains and strong winds are expected soon, the IMD had stated. “The event marks the start of rainy season over the region and as the monsoon progresses northward, relief from scorching summer temperatures is experienced over the areas,” a statement had said.
Delhi: Max temperature likely around 43 degrees Celsius
Delhi recorded a low of 29.4 degrees Celsius at 8:30 am. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 43 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said.
Chandigarh: Heatwave likely in Tricity, max temperature 41 degrees Celsius
While there is no alert for heatwave in the city for Monday, the MeT department said, "Heatwave-like conditions likely to prevail in some parts of the Tricity". The day temperature today is expected to remain around 41 degrees Celsius. The night temperature, officials said, will continue to remain above normal and hover around 29-30 degrees Celsius.
Weather to remain dry in Chandigarh
In Chandigarh, the weather will continue to remain dry for the next 48 hours in the city and a light rainfall can be expected thereafter, MeT officials said. On Sunday, the day temperature was 2 degree Celsius above normal - 41.5 degree Celsius was the maximum temperature of the day. While the day temperature has seen a one-two degree Celsius decrease in the past two days, there has been an increase in the night temperature.
Bengaluru: Rain, thunderstorm to continue today
In Bengaluru, rains/thunderstorms are most likely to continue on Monday as well as the IMD has predicted 7.6 mm rain in and around the city. According to their daily report, Bengaluru will witness a generally cloudy sky today. “Maximum & Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 32 and 21 degree Celsius respectively,” the report says.
Odisha: 8 killed, several injured in thunderstorm
In Odisha on Sunday, eight people were killed (two each in Koraput, Kendujhar, Jaipur and Ganjam) and five people were injured (two in Koraput and three in Dhenkanal) due to thunderstorm and lightning in certain parts across the state, news agency ANI reported. The injured have been admitted to a hospital.
Maharashtra: IMD warns of severe to very severe heatwave
In Maharashtra, the IMD has warned that severe to very severe heatwave conditions would prevail all through the week over Vidarbha and parts of Marathwada, with the day temperature likely to hover around 46 degrees Celsius. Last week, Chandrapur had recorded the highest temperatures in the state with mercury soaring to 48 degrees.
Heat wave to continue in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh
Heat wave conditions, on the other hand, are likely to continue to prevail over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours and decrease in intensity thereafter, the IMD said.
Delhi to get relief from heat wave
The national capital might get temporary relief from the scorching heat, as the meteorological department has predicted partly cloudy skies for today. The weather body forecast the possibility of “thundery developments” from late Sunday, a day when the maximum temperature settled at 42.5 degrees Celsius, and the minimum temperature at 30.8 degrees Celsius. Follow our live blog for the latest updates.