Weather Update: Most of the country is in the grip of a severe heatwave. The northern states are being hit the most by the extreme heat. Here the temperature has crossed 45 degrees Celsius.
The capital Delhi was the hottest with many areas recording a maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius, which is at least 7 degrees above normal. However, some relief from the heat is expected in the next few days.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Ernakulam and Idukki districts in the southern state of Kerala.
Among the hottest states of the country, Rajasthan and Haryana are in the first and second places respectively. Among the hottest districts here, Dholpur in Rajasthan has recorded 48.5 °C, Sri Ganganagar 48.3 °C, Bikaner 48.2 °C.
Haryana’s Cyber City Gurugram has recorded a maximum temperature of 48.1 °C which is 9 degrees Celsius above normal. Gurugram is enduring such scorching heat after 56 years.
The weather is expected to change today in Delhi, which is battling a scorching heatwave. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of thunderstorms in Delhi today, due to which there can be some relief.
Along with Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, most areas of the country are facing severe heat these days. But amidst the blazing heat raining from the sky, there is some good news that will bring relief to the common man.
The monsoon has arrived prematurely. The Southwest Monsoon has landed over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday. Due to Cyclone Asani, rain is expected in isolated parts of Kerala, coastal and southern Karnataka, Lakshadweep and the northern Tamil Nadu coast in the next five days.
first published:May 17, 2022, 9:27 a.m.