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Mercury rises to 46.1°C, no respite likely till May 20: IMD

By, Ludhiana
May 18, 2024 10:24 PM IST

According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s bulletin, heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely to occur in many pockets of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi from May 18 to 22 May

The maximum temperature was recorded at 43.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday and India officials said that no respite was likely in the city till May 20.

Ludhiana, India – March 13, 2023 : The trees have shed the leaves ahead of summer season. A commuter passing from a road between poplar trees in village Khasi Kalan in Ludhiana on Monday, March 13, 2023.(Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times) (HT File)
Ludhiana, India – March 13, 2023 : The trees have shed the leaves ahead of summer season. A commuter passing from a road between poplar trees in village Khasi Kalan in Ludhiana on Monday, March 13, 2023.(Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times) (HT File)

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) meteorological department director Pavneet Kaur Kingra said, “Heat wave conditions would persist for a few more days in the region and the variation in maximum temperature would not be more than 2 degrees Celsius.”

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According to the Indian Meteorological Department’s bulletin, heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely to occur in many pockets of Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi from May 18 to 22 May. The maximum temperature recorded on Friday was 3.1 to 5 notches above normal.

On Friday, the meteorological centre in Chandigarh had issued a yellow heat wave alert for Ludhiana.

The district education office has directed schools in the district to ensure well being of the students.

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