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India Heatwave News highlights: Rajasthan's Phalodi swelters as max temperature reaches 49 degrees Celsius

India Heatwave News highlights: Scientists have predicted more heatwave days than usual this year
Women cover their faces to protect themselves from heat as they arrive at a polling station to cast their votes during the first phase of the general election in Bikaner district, India, April 19, 2024.
Women cover their faces to protect themselves from heat as they arrive at a polling station to cast their votes during the first phase of the general election in Bikaner district, India, April 19, 2024.

India Heatwave News highlights: Heatwave is affecting large parts of north India, including the national capital. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to reach 42 and 31 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Friday in Delhi. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued 'orange' warning in Delhi for the period May 25-27. Meanwhile, voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 is set to be held in Delhi on May 25....Read More

As per reports on Friday, at least nine people have died of suspected heat stroke in India's western state of Rajasthan.

India's summer temperatures often peak in May, but scientists have predicted more heatwave days than usual this year, due to fewer non-monsoon thundershowers and an active but weakening El Nino weather phenomenon, reported news agency Reuters.

The city of Barmer in Rajasthan topped temperature charts this week with a record 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.84 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday.

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May 24, 2024 8:39 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Rajasthan's Phalodi swelters as max temperature reaches 49 degrees Celsius

According to Jaipur Meteorological Centre, Rajasthan's Phalodi was the hottest place in the state on Friday, with 49 degrees Celsius.

The day temperature was 48.3 degrees Celsius in Jaisalmer, 48.2 degrees in Barmer, 47.6 degrees in Jodhpur, 46.7 degrees in Kota, 46.6 degrees in Ganganagar, 45.8 degrees in Bikaner, 44.8 degrees in Churu and 42.8 degrees in the capital Jaipur.

May 24, 2024 7:19 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: IMD predicts heatwave conditions on voting day

India Heatwave News live: The India Meteorological Department has predicted heatwave conditions at isolated locations in the national capital on Saturday, May 25, coinciding with Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections, during which all seven parliamentary seats will be contested. According to the weather department, Delhi is expected to experience a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius. More details.

May 24, 2024 6:04 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: India's peak power demand hits season's new high of 236.59 GW

India Heatwave News live: India's peak power demand hit the season's new high of 236.59 GW on Thursday, due to soaring mercury levels in various parts of the country, which compelled excessive use of cooling appliances like air conditioners and coolers, reported news agency PTI.

As per power ministry data, the peak power demand met or the highest supply in the day, was recorded at 236.59 GW on Thursday, which is the maximum so far in the summer season this year.

May 24, 2024 5:15 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Air-cooling system installed for idols at temples in MP's Chhatarpur

India Heatwave News live: Amid increased heatwave conditions, air conditioners (AC), coolers and fans have been installed near the idols at various temples in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district to provide relief to them from scorching heat and hot weather, reported news agency ANI.

Chhatarpur is witnessing extreme heat these days and people are also staying indoors. The influx of devotees was reduced in the temples in the district as well due to the hot weather conditions.

May 24, 2024 4:28 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla to start rationing water

India Heatwave News live: Amid continuing heatwave-like conditions, Himachal Pradesh's capital, Shimla is staring at yet another bout with acute water shortages. The Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Limited, (SJPNL) is resorting to water rationing as water levels in the perennial sources supplying water to the town are depleting fast.

May 24, 2024 4:21 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: ₹5000 fine in Gurgaon for washing vehicles with potable water during supply time

India Heatwave News live: A fine of 5000 will be imposed on Gurgaon residents if they are found washing their vehicles or courtyards with potable water between 5am and 9 am. The decision has been taken by MCG to prevent wastage amid water scarcity in Gurgaon, reported The Times of India.

May 24, 2024 3:26 PM IST

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May 24, 2024 3:01 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: While North India faces summer, Kerala receives heavy downpour

India Heatwave News live: Heavy rain continue in Kerala, with some areas receiving more than 200 mm of rain in the past day. Cities like Kochi and Thrissur are still flooded.

May 24, 2024 2:14 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Red alert for many districts in Rajasthan for next three days

India Heatwave News live: Night temperatures remained above 30 degrees Celsius in many parts of Rajasthan, the local weather office said on Friday.

The state recorded its highest temperature at 48.8 degrees Celsius in Barmer on Thursday, according to Met Centre Jaipur. There were also reports of five deaths due to suspected heat stroke in the state on Thursday. Five peacocks were also found dead in Khairthal district, officials had said.

The weather office has issued a red alert for many districts in the state for the next three days, reported news agency PTI.

May 24, 2024 1:25 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Heatwave conditions predicted on voting day in Delhi

India Heatwave News live: The India Meteorological Department has predicted heatwave conditions at isolated locations in the national capital on Saturday, May 25, coinciding with Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections, during which all seven parliamentary seats will be contested. According to the weather department, Delhi is expected to experience a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius.

May 24, 2024 12:50 PM IST

India Heatwave News live: Clear skies and strong winds during the day in Delhi

India Heatwave News live: People of Delhi woke up to a warm Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 30.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Humidity was recorded at 61 per cent at 8.30 am, reported news agency PTI. The IMD has predicted clear skies and strong winds during the day and a warm night.

May 24, 2024 11:59 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: Westerly winds to cause heatwave in Lucknow, Central UP

India Heatwave News live: The westerly winds that are scorching West UP are on their way to Central UP and Lucknow in a couple of days, indicating that there will not be any respite despite the past three consecutive days of a drop in temperature, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. Met department’s Lucknow in-charge, Mohd Danish, informed that the morning and night temperatures will both rise by a few degrees in the coming days, which is the reason for the yellow, orange, and red alerts that have been issued by the IMD, all the way up to May 26. Dig Deeper

May 24, 2024 11:38 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: Kolkata's Alipore zoo implements relief measures for animals to combat heatwave

India Heatwave News live: Amid the ongoing heatwave across north India, Alipore Zoological Park in Kolkata, has introduced a range of measures to ensure the well-being of its animals, reported news agency ANI.

Subhankar Sen Gupta, an IFS officer, outlined the zoo's strategies to mitigate the effects of the extreme temperatures. The enclosures of animals have been covered with green sheets to stop the impact of direct heat. Sprinklers have been set up in the shelters of reptiles along with fans. Fans and coolers have also been set up in the night shelters of various animals like tigers and lions. Showers have been put up in the enclosure of elephants to save them from heat.

May 24, 2024 11:08 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: 9 dead due to suspected heat stroke in Rajasthan

India Heatwave News live: At least nine people have died of suspected heat stroke in Rajasthan, media said on Friday, reported news agency Reuters. At least nine deaths in Rajasthan were suspected to have resulted from people falling sick in the sweltering heat, local media said.

The state's disaster management officials told Reuters they had yet to ascertain the cause, as medical examinations were not complete. The news comes after the city of Barmer in Rajasthan topped temperature charts this week with a record 48.8 C (119.84 F) on Thursday.

May 24, 2024 10:30 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: Maximum temperature likely to reach 42 degrees Celsius in Delhi today

India Heatwave News live: The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to reach 42 and 31 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Friday in Delhi.

May 24, 2024 10:20 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: India Meteorological Department issues 'orange' warning in Delhi for the period May 25-27

India Heatwave News live: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange' warning in Delhi for the period May 25-27. Meanwhile, voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 is set to be held in Delhi on May 25.

May 24, 2024 10:12 AM IST

India Heatwave News live: Barmer in Rajasthan topped temperature charts this week

India Heatwave News live: The city of Barmer in Rajasthan topped temperature charts this week with a record 48.8 degree Celsius (119.84 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday.

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