IMD issues heat wave warning for Delhi, adjoining areas as temperature reaches 45 degrees in several parts
India Meteorological Department has issued a heat wave warning for Delhi and adjoining areas for today after maximum temperatures in several parts of the capital were recorded above 45 degrees Celsius.
According to the IMD, temperature in South West Delhi’s Najafgarh touched 46 degrees Celsius yesterday, the season’s highest maximum temperature.
Four stations in Delhi reported a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius or slightly higher yesterday, the weather office added. Other parts of the national capital also witnessed very high temperatures.
The IMD also predicted that a fresh western disturbance will affect Delhi and other parts of northwest India from tomorrow.
The IMD said, under the influence of a fresh western disturbance, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall is likely with thunderstorm, lightning, gusty winds over Western Himalayan Region. It also added that isolated to scattered rainfall over plains of northwest India is also likely mainly from tomorrow to Thursday and decrease thereafter.
The India Meteorological Department issued a warning of heatwave and predicted the maximum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-3°C over Northwest India.
In its latest bulletin, the IMD said heatwave conditions in isolated pockets are very likely over south Haryana, southern parts of Uttar Pradesh, west Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Gangetic belt of West Bengal and over Jharkhand today.
Yesterday, West Rajasthan recorded the maximum temperatures in the range between 44 to 45-degree celsius and 42 to 44-degree celsius over many parts in East Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, the national Capital recorded its highest temperature of the season, with the mercury soaring to as high as 46.3-degree celsius. The Weather agency also forecast a fresh Western Disturbance over northwest India from 23rd May.
It said due to this, plains of northwest India and the Western Himalayan Region will get widespread rainfall along with thunderstorms from 23rd to 25th May.
The IMD also predicted Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir Himachal Pradesh tomorrow. As per the IMD’s bulletin, there is a likelihood of heavy rainfall at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya from May 22 to 25, and in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on May 24 to 25.
Over the southwest monsoon, IMD said, the conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during next 2-3 days.
In Karnataka, the met department forecasts that the South Interior region and Malnad region will receive scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains.
It says that in the next 48 hours South Interior Karnataka will receive rain or thundershowers with lightning and Coastal Karnataka will receive rains with thunderstorms at isolated places.
In Bengaluru heavy downpour yesterday affected normal life. There were hailstorm showers reported in North Bengaluru.
There were also reports of trees shedding branches that fell on houses and vehicles. At Mahalakshmi Layout, water gushed into houses