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Weather updates highlights: Maximum temperature in Delhi touches 46°C

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The MeT department said in its forecast that Delhi is likely to receive light rain and drizzle, accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty winds on Friday and Saturday.
The MeT department said in its forecast that Delhi is likely to receive light rain and drizzle, accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty winds on Friday and Saturday.

Weather updates highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light rains and thunderstorms in Delhi on June 15, likely to give the national capital a momentary respite from the severe heatwave conditions. The IMD, however said, that despite the rain, heatwave conditions are likely to persist in Delhi and neighbouring states for the next 4-5 days....Read More

The MeT department said in its forecast that Delhi is likely to receive light rain and drizzle, accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty winds on Friday and Saturday, with the maximum temperature in the capital predicted to be around 44 degrees Celsius on June 15.

The national capital on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 32.4 degree Celsius, four notches above the season's average, with a prediction of strong surface winds.

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Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar saw soaring temperature on Thursday, with severe heatwave warning in many parts of these states. The maximum temperature in Buxar touched 47.2 degrees Celsius in Bihar, nearly 9 degrees above the normal maximum for the season.

Meanwhile in Delhi, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded a high temperature of 44.8 degrees Celsius, which was 4.9 degrees above normal. This comes as the northwester states of India are facing the delayed onset of southwest monsoon, prolonging the heatwave conditions in many states.

Not just Delhi, but heatwave conditions are also persisting in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, and parts of West Bengal. IMD predicted that heatwave conditions will persist in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar till June 17-18.

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Una recorded the maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh at 43.6 degrees Celsius, while Shimla again breached the 30-degree Celsius mark to register a high of 31 degrees Celsius, which is five notches above the season's average.

Meanwhile, southern India is receiving a surplus of rainfall during the period of June 1 to 12.

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June 15, 2024 8:17 PM IST

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The initiative is currently in a trial phase, reported ANI.

June 15, 2024 7:43 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: IMD issues red alert for Sikkim, parts of north Bengal as heavy rains continue

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a red alert for four districts in north Bengal and adjoining Sikkim and also warned of possible landslides and flooding even as heavy rains continued to batter the region. Read more.

June 15, 2024 6:55 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Delhi's Ayanagar station records 46°C maximum temperature

Delhi's Ayanagar station records the maximum 46°C temperature today, reported ANI. Heat wave to severe heat wave occurred at most places over Delhi today.

Safdarjung: 44°C

Palam: 44°C

Lodhi Road: 44.7°C

Ridge: 45.5°C

Ayanagar: 46°C

June 15, 2024 6:42 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Heatwave alert for next two days

Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions likely in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and few parts of Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and Punjab whereas heatwave conditions likely in isolated pockets of Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand on June 17 and 18, the IMD has said.

June 15, 2024 4:06 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE:Street vendors report income loss, health issues in Delhi

Street vendors in Delhi reported a loss of income during the prevailing heatwave and have suffered health impacts like headaches, dehydration and irritability, a new survey of over 700 street vendors across 15 markets in the Capital has found. Read more.

June 15, 2024 3:07 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: When can Bihar, Bengal, other states expect rain relief?

As the Southwest Monsoon progresses, conditions have become favourable for its advance into additional parts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, and the Northwest Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department said on Saturday. In the coming four to five days, the monsoon is also expected to cover more areas of Gangetic West Bengal, the remaining regions of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and parts of Bihar, according to IMD. Read more.

June 15, 2024 2:44 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: UP govt rolls out comprehensive plan to shield crops from heatwaves

Amidst the ongoing heatwave and the approaching monsoon, the state government has implemented a comprehensive plan to safeguard the state’s crops. The state government is ensuring that farmers do not face any adverse situations due to seasonal changes and that they receive the benefits of all the central and state government schemes. Read more.

June 15, 2024 2:17 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Minimum temperature of 32.4 deg C recorded in Delhi last night

The national capital on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 32.4 degree Celsius, four notches above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department.

The humidity was 38 per cent at 8.30 am. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 44 degrees Celsius, it stated.

June 15, 2024 1:35 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Soaring temperatures in UP, Bihar

The national capital, parts of Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar were in the grip of a severe heatwave on Thursday with maximum temperatures crossing the 46 degrees Celsius mark at several places and no immediate respite in sight due to the slow progress of the southwest monsoon.

Buxar in Bihar recorded 47.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in the country on Thursday, which was 8.9 degrees above the normal maximum temperature for the season.

June 15, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: ‘AC jackets’ for Gurugram police to battle heatwave

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June 15, 2024 12:39 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Delhi heatwave to persist till June 18

According to the most recent IMD forecast, the severe heatwave conditions in Delhi are likely to persist till June 18. After that, the residents of national capital can expect some respite from the soaring temperatures.

June 15, 2024 12:03 PM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Water shortage, power crisis in Delhi amid heatwave

Delhi is seeing its highest power usage and an acute water shortage in the midst of the severe heatwave warning. People were seen scrambling near water tanks in parts of the capital, with lack of running water in several areas.

June 15, 2024 11:39 AM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Delhi records exceptionally high minimum temperature

While days have been unbearably hot in Delhi for nearly a month now, the respite that city residents usually enjoyed at night was also taken away on Friday as the minimum temperature soared to 33.3 degrees Celsius – the highest it has been in the month of June in six years.

June 15, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Rainfall in southern India

Southern India is receiving higher than expected rainfall this season as the north continues to reel under the heatwave. IMD recorded that the rains were multiple notches above normal for the period of June 1 to 12.

June 15, 2024 10:58 AM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Severe heatwave conditions in Himachal Pradesh

Una recorded the maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh at 43.6 degrees Celsius, while Shimla again breached the 30-degree Celsius mark to register a high of 31 degrees Celsius, which is five notches above the season's average, the local weather office here said on Friday. (PTI)

June 15, 2024 10:35 AM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Severe heatwave in Delhi, Haryana

IMD issued a severe heatwave alert for Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, and parts of Punjab for the next 4-5 days. It is likely that the maximum temperature will remain above 47 degrees Celsius.

June 15, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Weather updates LIVE: Light rain prediction in Delhi

Weather updates LIVE: According to the IMD forecast, light rain and drizzling is likely in Delhi on Saturday, giving a momentary respite from the heatwave conditions in the capital.

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