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India heatwave news highlights: Mercury hits 51 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Phalodi

India heatwave news highlights: A red alert has been issued for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat.
India heatwave news live: A vendor sells ice on a hot summer day in Jaipur.
India heatwave news live: A vendor sells ice on a hot summer day in Jaipur.

India heatwave news highlights: There has been no respite from heatwave conditions across north India. Even as extreme heat is affecting people's livelihood and day-to-day activities, 50 degrees Celsius temperature was recorded in Rajasthan's Phalodi on Saturday, reported news agency PTI. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said this was the highest temperature recorded in the country since June 1, 2019, when Churu, also in Rajasthan, logged a scorching 50.8 degrees Celsius....Read More

Meanwhile, as per experts, extreme heat is expected to affect parts of Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra till May 29. A 'red' warning has been issued for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, indicating a "very high likelihood" of heat illness and heatstroke for all age groups.

Extreme heat is being felt not only in the northern plains and central regions of the country but also in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. West Bengal's Cooch Behar (40.5 degrees), Assam's Silchar (40), and Lumding (43), and Arunachal Pradesh's Itanagar (40.5) and Pasighat (39.6) recorded their all-time high temperatures on Saturday.

According to official data, at least 17 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius or above on Saturday.

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May 26, 2024 7:48 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Mercury hits 51 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Phalodi

Temperatures soared to a searing 51 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan's Phalodi on Sunday, reported PTI.

Speaking to ANI, Senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said, "The maximum temperature was in West Rajasthan's Phalodi, 51 degrees. The next 3-4 days will be the same in Rajasthan and we have issued a Red Alert. After that, there will be a gradual decrease in temperature. In Haryana too, we have issued a Red Alert... For Punjab, it is an orange alert for 2 days and then a red alert is issued."

May 26, 2024 6:58 PM IST

India heatwave news live: DU students appear for exams amid heatwave in Delhi

India heatwave news live: Temperatures are soaring between 44 and 48 degrees Celsius in the Capital, and while most of us crib about how our ACs are not functioning well enough to combat the heat, the students of Delhi University (DU) colleges can be heard crying in a corner, wondering, ‘Mujhe kyun toda?’ From student-run Insta pages to exam halls, their plight is quite out in the open. Dig Deeper

May 26, 2024 6:40 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Tourists rushing to Goa's beaches to beat heatwave

India heatwave news live: Tourists from far and wide have started flocking to Goa amid the peak summers, weeks before the coastal state will close for the monsoon season. Known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda, the popular tourist destination is witnessing a rush of tourists, especially from neighbouring Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala. Dig Deeper

May 26, 2024 6:21 PM IST

India heatwave news live: In Delhi, Najafgarh recorded a maximum temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius on May 25

India heatwave news live: According to the India Meteorological Department, in Delhi, Najafgarh recorded a maximum temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius on May 25.

May 26, 2024 6:03 PM IST

India heatwave news live: IMD predicts heatwave to severe heatwave conditions likely in several regions on May 29.

India heatwave news live: India Meteorological Department has said, "Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions likely in many parts of West Rajasthan, few parts of Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and heatwave conditions likely in isolated pockets of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh on 29th May, 2024."

May 26, 2024 5:49 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Temperatures recorded in parts of Rajasthan on Saturday

India heatwave news live: According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Saturday, Jaisalmer recorded 48.0 degrees Celsius, Bikaner 47.2 degrees Celsius, Churu 47.0 degrees Celsius, Jodhpur 46.9 degrees Celsius, Ganganagar 46.5 degrees Celsius, Kota 46.3 degrees Celsius, and Jaipur 43.8 degrees Celsius.

May 26, 2024 5:04 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Red alert in Rajasthan for next few days, informs IMD scientist

India heatwave news live: In an interaction with news agency ANI, Senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said, "The maximum temperature was in West Rajasthan's Phalodi, 51 degrees. The next 3-4 days will be the same in Rajasthan and we have issued a Red Alert. After that, there will be a gradual decrease in temperature. In Haryana too, we have issued a Red Alert... For Punjab, it is an orange alert for 2 days and then a red alert is issued."

May 26, 2024 4:51 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Water sprinklers installed near India Gate being used to provide relief to tourists

India heatwave news live: Water sprinklers installed in the lawns surrounding the India Gate are being used to provide the tourists with temporary relief from the heat wave.

Delhi is reeling under a severe heat wave. Maximum temperatures are expected to reach around 47°C. Due to extreme temperatures, a Red alert has been issued for the next 3 days in Delhi NCR.

May 26, 2024 4:39 PM IST

India heatwave news live: 'Round-the-clock monitoring being done to ensure availability of electricity and water,' says Rajasthan CM Bhajanlal Sharma

India heatwave news live: Rajasthan CM Bhajanlal Sharma on Sunday said the entire state has come under a heatwave 'red' alert and the government is making every effort to provide relief to the people, reported news agency PTI. The entire country, especially Rajasthan, is struggling with the scorching heat, he noted.

"Round-the-clock monitoring is being done to ensure availability of electricity and water. People should not face any problem. Hence, the leaves of officers and personnel of the Electricity, Public Health Engineering and Medical departments have been cancelled," the Rajasthan CM said

May 26, 2024 3:49 PM IST

India heatwave news live: How Ayurveda may help in heatwave conditions

India heatwave news live: As temperatures rise and summer unfolds, maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle becomes crucial and according to experts, Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, offers timeless wisdom on staying cool, hydrated and energised during the hotter months. We got a few experts on board to share practical tips and advice on summer wellness, emphasising natural remedies and holistic practices to keep your body and mind in harmony and by embracing these Ayurvedic principles, you can navigate the season with ease and vitality. Dig Deeper

May 26, 2024 3:23 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Severe heat wave in Rajasthan to persist for next 2-3 days

India heatwave news live: The severe heat wave in Rajasthan will continue for next two to three days, said India Meteorological Department on Sunday, reported news agency ANI.

"Maximum temperature has reached 50 degrees celsius for the first time in this summer season in Rajasthan. The highest temperature of 50 degrees was recorded in Phalodi in the last 24 hours," Radheshyam Sharma, Director, Jaipur Meteorological Centre told ANI.

He said that temperature is likely to fall by about 2-3 degrees from 28-29 May.

May 26, 2024 2:25 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Severe heatwave likely in UP next week

The met department has predicted that there would be no let up from heat as following significant rise in day temperatures, heat wave conditions have resurfaced over south-west Uttar Pradesh.

The met office has issued red, orange and yellow alerts for the coming days in various parts of the state. Red alert means extreme weather conditions and the need for authorities to take affirmative action. Read more.

May 26, 2024 2:09 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Show-cause notices issued to 12 officials of hospitals in Rajasthan

India heatwave news live: Amid heatwave conditions in Rajasthan, show-cause notices have been issued to 12 officials of hospitals affiliated to medical colleges for not ensuring proper arrangements in view of the severe weather conditions in the state despite instructions.

May 26, 2024 1:55 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra's Akola due to high temperatures

India heatwave news live: Akola has been the hottest city in Maharashtra over the last two days when it recorded the maximum temperature of more than 45 degrees Celsius, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, reported news agency PTI.

In view of the heatwave conditions likely in Akola, Collector Ajit Kumbhar on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) till May 31, prohibiting public gathering.

May 26, 2024 1:46 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Signs of heat stroke

India heatwave news live: Hot and dry skin, confusion, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and nausea are some of the symptoms of a body’s internal temperature regulation system getting overwhelmed by heat.

To avoid heat stroke, you must hydrate yourself constantly, wear light clothes and use sunscreen. One must avoid peak sun hours from 10 am to 4 pm and try to go outdoors early morning or late evenings.

May 26, 2024 1:41 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Severe heat wave conditions to continue next week in Uttar Pradesh

India heatwave news live: The met department has predicted that there would be no let up from heat as heat wave conditions have resurfaced over south-west UP. The met office has issued red, orange and yellow alerts for the coming days in various parts of the state. Red alert means extreme weather conditions and the need for authorities to take affirmative action. Dig Deeper

May 26, 2024 12:44 PM IST

India heatwave news live: What's the all-time high temperature recorded in India?

India heatwave news live: Rajasthan's Phalodi hit India's all-time high temperature of 51 degrees Celsius on May 19, 2016, reported news agency PTI. Meanwhile, 50 degrees Celsius temperature was recorded in Phalodi on Saturday.

May 26, 2024 12:29 PM IST

India heatwave news live: 50 degrees Celsius temperature recorded in Rajasthan's Phalodi on Saturday

India heatwave news live: 50 degrees Celsius temperature was recorded in Rajasthan's Phalodi on Saturday, reported news agency PTI. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said this was the highest temperature recorded in the country since June 1, 2019, when Churu, also in Rajasthan, logged a scorching 50.8 degrees Celsius.

May 26, 2024 12:25 PM IST

India heatwave news live: High temperatures recorded in parts of Rajasthan on Saturday

India heatwave news live: According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Jaisalmer recorded 48.0 degrees Celsius, Bikaner 47.2 degrees Celsius, Churu 47.0 degrees Celsius, Jodhpur 46.9 degrees Celsius, Ganganagar 46.5 degrees Celsius, Kota 46.3 degrees Celsius, and Jaipur 43.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

May 26, 2024 12:07 PM IST

India heatwave news live: Extreme heat expected to affect several states till May 29

India heatwave news live: As per experts, extreme heat is expected to affect parts of Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra till May 29.

May 26, 2024 11:59 AM IST

India heatwave news live: 'Red' warning for several states

India heatwave news live: A 'red' warning has been issued for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, indicating a "very high likelihood" of heat illness and heatstroke for all age groups.

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