Weather Update: Will the mercury cross 50 degrees?


IMD Weather Update:  Talking about the weather across the country, the scorching heat continues to wreak havoc in North India. People are in bad condition due to the scorching heat. The mercury is breaking records in half of India. New cities are constantly making their place in the chart of the top 10 hottest cities in the country. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), if we talk about last Thursday, the Barmer of Rajasthan was the hottest in the entire country at 48.8 degrees Celsius. At the same time, Ahmedabad of Gujarat was at the second place with 46.6 and Guna city of Madhya Pradesh was at the second place with a maximum temperature of 46.6 degrees. The third place was Bathinda City Punjab where the temperature near the airport was around 45.5 degrees Celsius.


Delhi weather update: Trouble increased day and night

There have been reports of eight people dying due to extreme heat in Rajasthan. Although Delhi-NCR is getting relief from heat waves during the day, hot nights have increased the problems. According to weather standards, when the minimum temperature is above 30 degrees and four and a half degrees more than normal, it is considered a hot night.

On Thursday, the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 42.4 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 30.6 degrees. According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope of relief from the scorching heat even on Friday.

Weather Forecast Heatwave Alert: The weather department has issued a red alert regarding heat waves in many states. Due to increased humidity in Delhi-NCR, humidity has also increased. Delhi is becoming a furnace of fire. The temperature is rising in North India, but the mercury is above normal in the north-eastern states as well. Know what is the weather update in different parts of the country. There is a red alert for heat waves in five states. This list includes UP, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. Today, there is a heat wave alert in Himachal Pradesh as well. It is worth noting that some time ago when the heat wave alert came in Kashmir, everyone was surprised.

Talking about the weather of the country, the pressure area formed over the west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal moved towards the northeast during the last 20 hours. It is likely to concentrate as a pressure over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal today.

A different problem in Kerala

While North India is scorching, pre-monsoon rains have broken records in Kerala, South India. Today, there is a red alert for heavy rain in two districts of the state. Heavy rains are continuing in many parts of the state, causing waterlogging in major cities including Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Thrissur. IMD has issued a red alert for Ernakulam and Thrissur districts. Earlier, an orange alert was issued for both of these places.

The Meteorological Department has also issued an orange alert in the Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts of the state. A red alert indicates heavy to very heavy rain of more than 20 cm in 24 hours, while an orange alert indicates heavy rain between 11 cm to 20 cm. A yellow alert is issued when heavy rain between 6 to 11 cm is expected.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has advised the people of the state to remain alert. He said that intense rains within a short period can cause flash floods. Urban and low-lying areas are particularly vulnerable to waterlogging. Prolonged rain can also cause landslides. People should be cautious during incidents that occur during such weather.

At present, 223 people have been housed in eight relief camps set up across the state. Due to heavy rains, waterlogging has also occurred in the Kochi bus station premises. According to footage released on TV channels, traffic has been blocked due to waterlogging on several major roads in Kochi city. Police officers can be seen diverting vehicles at various places in the city.

According to the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), four people have died in various rain-related incidents in the state from May 19 to 22. KSDMA said that a total of 76 houses were partially damaged while three houses were destroyed during the said period. Given the heavy rains, two relief camps have been set up in Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam districts.

Thrissur City is also suffering from the waterlogging problem. Shops and even some private hospitals were flooded. The Thrissur District Collector has issued instructions to corporation officials to clean the rivers and drains within their limits within seven days.

Flights from Kozhikode International Airport are being delayed due to heavy rains, official sources said. Meanwhile, four shutters of the Malankara dam in Idukki district were lifted and officials have warned people living along the Thodupuzha, and Muvattupuzha rivers to be cautious of rising waters. Heavy waterlogging and rains in the northern districts of the state damaged several roads in several places. KSDMA has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea.