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Intense heatwave sweeps India: Check IMD warnings for your state

Large swathes of India are battling intense heatwave conditions, with Rajasthan's Churu topping the heat chart in the country at 50.3 degrees Celsius.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: June 03, 2019 23:24 IST
Intense heatwave sweeps India: Check IMD warnings for your

Intense heatwave sweeps India: Check IMD warnings for your state

You may have to sweat a little more, or a lot more. Large swathes of India are battling intense heatwave conditions, with Rajasthan's Churu topping the heat chart in the country at 50.3 degrees Celsius on Monday. Known as the gateway to the Thar desert, Churu remained the hottest place in the country for the third consecutive day. 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.

DELHI:

Delhiites might get some respite from the scorching heat on Tuesday after recording maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department has predicted a partly cloudy sky with chances of rain or thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds. 

RAJASTHAN:

In most cities of Rajasthan, maximum temperatures were four to eight notches above normal, whereas the minimum were three to five degrees above normal. 

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.

If the maximum temperature of a weather station in the plains crosses 45 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days, it is termed heatwave. And if the temperature breaches 47 degrees Celsius for two days, it is termed severe heatwave. 

PUNJAB, HARYANA

Haryana also reeled under heatwave conditions, with Narnaul being the hottest place in the state at 47.2 degrees Celsius -- five notches above normal. Hisar sweltered at a high of 45 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal. 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. According to the MeT department forecast, many places in the two states could get respite over the next few days.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR:

Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, also recorded an above normal maximum temperature at 41.1 degrees Celsius. 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.

MAHARASHTRA:

Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra also battled heatwave conditions. The IMD warned that there will be no respite till June 7. Nagpur, the biggest city in Vidarbha, was the hottest in Maharashtra with a maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in city stood at 29.7 degrees Celsius, slightly above normal. 

TELANGANA:

Various parts of Hyderabad and its neighbouring areas in Telangana received a brief spell of rain on Monday evening. The city, which has been witnessing temperatures above the 40-degree mark for the past few days, recorded a maximum of 40.2 degrees Celsius on Monday. Other parts of the state recorded higher temperatures. Adilabad was the hottest in the state at 45.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Nizamabad at 44.4 degrees Celsius.

ODISHA:

Rains in most parts of Odisha, mainly the western region, brought down the mercury. Titlagarh, which was the hottest place in the state on Sunday at 43.8 degrees Celsius, saw the maximum temperature dip to 31 degrees Celsius on Monday. Several other parts of the state recorded maximum temperatures below the 40-degree mark. Bhubaneswar recorded a high of 35 degrees Celsius, Talcher recorded a maximum temperature of 39.3 degree Celsius, while the mercury stood at 38 degrees Celsius in Sundargarh. According to the IMD forecast, no significant changes in maximum temperatures are likely over the next two-three days. 

CHECK IMD WARNINGS FOR YOUR STATE: (JUNE 4)

  • Thunderstorm accompanied with squall & lightning (50-60 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal; with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and South Interior Karnataka; with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Bihar, Odisha, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and North Interior Karnataka. Thunderstorm/Duststorm accompanied with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Punjab.
  • Heavy to Very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Assam & Meghalaya.
  • Heat Wave conditions in many parts with severe heat wave in isolated pockets very likely over East Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. Heat Wave conditions in some parts with severe heat wave in isolated pockets very likely over West Madhya Pradesh and West Rajasthan. Heat wave conditions in many parts over East Rajasthan and in isolated pockets over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

 

CHECK IMD WARNINGS FOR YOUR STATE: (JUNE 5)

  • Thunderstorm accompanied with squall & lightning (50-60 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Rayalseema, South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe; with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and North Interior Karnataka. Thunderstorm/Duststorm accompanied with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Punjab.
  • Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kerala & Mahe, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • Heat Wave conditions in many parts with severe heat wave in isolated pockets very likely over East Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha. Heat Wave conditions in some parts with severe heat wave in isolated pockets very likely over West Madhya Pradesh and West Rajasthan. Heat wave conditions in some parts over East Rajasthan and in isolated pockets over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

CHECK IMD WARNINGS FOR YOUR STATE: (JUNE 6)

  • Thunderstorm accompanied with squall & lightning (50-60 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh; with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Rayalseema, South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe; with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam. Thunderstorm/Duststorm accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kerala & Mahe, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, South Interior Karnataka, Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
  • Heat Wave conditions in many parts over Vidarbha; in some parts over East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam & Telangana.

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