Weather forecast and Temperature today India Highlights: Severe heatwave conditions will continue in several parts of the country including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Telangana, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. In Delhi, the maximum temperature will go up to 42-degree Celsius Tuesday. However, the IMD had on Monday said that the national capital is likely to get some respite from the scorching heat today.
On the other hand, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in northeastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya. Also, thunderstorm accompanied with squall and lightning with a speed of 50-60 kmph is likely at some places over Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal. IMD has also predicted gusty winds in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and south interior Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and north interior Karnataka.
On Monday, Rajasthan’s Churu remained the hottest place in the country at 50.3 degrees Celsius for the third consecutive day. The Health Ministry has issued an advisory suggesting Dos and Don’ts in view of the ongoing spell of heatwave in parts of the country. “Heatwave can cause adverse effects on human health, including other sectors. Wear loose, light-coloured cotton clothes, stay indoors and avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee,” the government said.
Weather forecast and Temperature today LIVE Updates: Heat wave conditions continue to prevail in many parts of the country; rainfall, thunderstorm at some places.
Rajasthan's Churu sees empty streets due to heat wave
Rajasthan's Churu, which is the hottest place in India with 50 degrees Celsius, witnesses empty streets due to the heat wave.
Rajasthan: Empty streets seen during afternoon hours in Churu as the temperature here touches 50 degree Celsius today. People take to consuming juice to beat the heat and water being sprinkled on roads. pic.twitter.com/5WmgMQNBA9— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2019
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in north-eastern states
The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over isolated places in the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, and Meghalaya. IMD has also predicted gusty winds at a speed of 30-40 km per hour at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, west Uttar Pradesh, and west Rajasthan.
Heat wave conditions to prevail in northern India
The IMD said that heat wave conditions will prevail in isolated places over south Haryana, Marathwada, Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. Over isolated places in Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, IMD warned of thunderstorm accompanied with light rain and gusty winds.
Rain or thunderstorm forecast in Delhi
It was a warm Tuesday morning in the national capital, with partly cloudy skies, as the minimum temperature settled one notch above the season's average at 28.7 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 39 degrees Celsius and there are chances of rain or thunderstorm in the later part of the day which may provide relief from the scorching heat, a MeT Department official said. The relative humidity was 54 per cent at 8.30 am, he said. Heatwave conditions abated in Delhi on Monday, but high humidity added to the discomfort of the people.The maximum temperature was 40.6 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 29.4 degrees Celsius.
Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol, stay indoors: Govt issues advisory as India reels under heatwave
Wear loose, light-coloured cotton clothes, stay indoors and avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee, the government said on Monday in a health advisory issued in view of the ongoing spell of heatwave in parts of the country. "Heatwave can cause adverse effects on human health, including other sectors," the advisory, issued by the Health Ministry, stated as it suggested a series of Dos and Don'ts. The advisory asked people to use umbrella or cap or towel when outside and frequently drink water and salted drinks like lassi, lemon water, fruit juice and ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution). It also asked people to eat fruits such as watermelon, cucumber, lemon and orange, and take a frequent bath and reduce room temperature by using curtains, fan, cooler and air conditioner. "Person feeling unwell, especially old aged, young children, pregnant women, those with pre-existing medical conditions, and outdoor workers, should be immediately shifted to a cooler place, put on minimum clothing, be sponged with cold water, applied ice packs wrapped in cloth, and transported to nearest health facility," the advisory said. It asked people not to venture out in the sun, especially between 12pm and 3pm.
Pre-monsoon rainfall lowest in 65 years: Skymet
Skymet Weather had Monday said that the pre-monsoon rainfall in the country was the second lowest in 65 years. The three-month pre-monsoon season — March, April and May — ended with a rainfall deficiency of 25 per cent. All the four meteorological divisions - Northwest India, Central India, East-Northeast India and South Peninsula - recorded deficit rainfall of 30 per cent, 18 per cent, 14 per cent and 47 per cent, respectively, Skymet said. Pre-monsoon rainfall, colloquial referred to as "mango showers", is vital to many parts of the country. In states like Odisha, ploughing is done in the pre-monsoon season and in parts of northeast India and the Western Ghats, it is critical for plantation of crops. In forested regions of the Himalayas, pre-monsoon rainfall is necessary for apple plantation. Due to moisture, the pre-monsoon rainfall also helps in minimising forest fires. "This has been the second driest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years, with the lowest being recorded in 2012 when countrywide cumulative rainfall deficiency had mounted to 31 per cent," Skymet Weather said.
Jammu recorded an above normal maximum temperature at 41.1 degrees Celsius
Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, also recorded an above normal maximum temperature at 41.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 30.8 degrees Celsius, over five notches above the season's average. Long power outages amid high temperatures left the residents exasperated.
A month after Fani, 1.64 lakh families still in darkness
More than five lakh people of 1.64 lakh households in Odisha's coastal districts continue to struggle with hot and humid weather conditions due to lack of power restoration though one month has passed since the cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri on May 3. The worst affected was Puri district where only 1,51,889 out of 2,91,171 affected electricity consumers (52 per cent) have got back power so far, an official said adding, Fani had completely damaged power infrastructure in the district. The cyclone had affected a total of 1.65 crore people in 14 districts of the state. At least 64 persons including 39 from Puri district alone were killed in the calamity.
Chandigarh: Several vehicles damaged in dust storm last night
Several cars and bikes were damaged in a dust storm last night in Chandigarh. There were reports of disruption of power supply at some places.June 4, 2019
Dust storm brings respite from heat in Chandigarh
A dust storm in Chandigarh and its surrounding areas late Monday night brought some respite from hot weather conditions. The storm, accompanied by high-velocity winds and rain, hit the Union Territory and its neighbouring Mohali and Panchkula around midnight. There were reports of disruption of power supply at some places.
Churu remained hottest at 50.3 degrees Celsius yesterday
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.
What will be the maximum temperature in Delhi today?
In Delhi, the maximum temperature will go up to 42-degree Celsius Tuesday. However, the IMD had on Monday said that the national capital is likely to get some respite from the scorching heat today.
Welcome to our LIVE blog. Severe heatwave conditions will continue in several parts of the country including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Telangana. On the other hand, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in northeastern states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya. Follow to get the latest updates on weather conditions across the country today.