According to news agency PTI, Delhi set a new record on Sunday when the temperature reached 49 degrees in Mungeshpur near the Haryana border, and 48 degrees in Gururgam, which was also the highest since May 1966. Rain shortages in the national capital are thought to be one of the causes of the intense heatwave. Many other parts of the country, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh, are still suffering from the scorching heat.
1. “We saw western disturbances in March, April, and May, but none of them were strong enough to bring significant rainfall.” Most of them resulted in cloudy skies or stronger winds, which can raise the maximum temperature by a degree or two but do not provide relief,” RK Jenamani, a scientist at the India Meteorological Department, said on Sunday.
2. The hottest day in the capital city so far this year was Sunday. Only two rainy days have been reported in the last few weeks in the national capital, with.3 mm on April 21 and 1.4 mm on May 4. It was also the hottest April in nearly seven decades last month.
3. While most weather stations in the city recorded temperatures of 45 degrees or lower, Mungeshpur and Najafgarh (in south-east Delhi) recorded temperatures of 49 degrees or higher.
4. Not only Delhi, but other parts of the country are also experiencing extreme heat. “We’ve issued a red alert for Rajasthan due to an extended heat wave, as well as a yellow alert for tomorrow.” On Sunday, senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “We have issued an orange alert for Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.”
5. The day’s high temperature in some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan was 48 degrees on Saturday.
6. In Uttar Pradesh, Banda recorded a maximum temperature of 49 degrees on Sunday, while
6. In Uttar Pradesh, Banda recorded a maximum temperature of 49 degrees on Sunday, while Jhansi recorded 47.6 degrees. Other places where the mercury rose above 45 degrees were Orai, Hamirpur, Varanasi, and Churk.
7. In Rajasthan, Ganganagar, Churu, Bikaner, and Alwar were among the places where temperatures soared above 45 degrees.
The weather office uses four colour codes for weather warnings: green (no action required), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared), and red (take action) (take action).
9. Meanwhile, the IMD wrote on Twitter: “Heat wave conditions are likely to continue over northwest and central India today, with intensity and distribution decreasing from tomorrow.”