IMD: Heatwave and Weather Update 27th May 2024!


Heatwave and Weather Update 27th May 2024: The entire North India including the national capital Delhi is witnessing the havoc of severe heat. On Sunday, temperatures were recorded above 45 degrees Celsius in 37 cities of the country. Phalodi in Rajasthan remained the hottest place in the country for the second consecutive day, where the maximum temperature was recorded at 49.8 degrees Celsius. A day earlier, the temperature of the city had reached 50 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'red alert' for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.


Section 144 imposed in Akola, Maharashtra

The maximum temperature in Akola and Yavatmal in Maharashtra reached 45.2 degrees Celsius and 46.6 degrees Celsius respectively. Due to the scorching heat and heat wave, Section 144 has been imposed in Akola. District Magistrate Ajit Kumbhar has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) till May 31 given the possibility of a heat wave. Along with this, people have been advised to stay indoors and stay hydrated during the afternoon. Due to the scorching heat, the administration has banned public gatherings. The District Magistrate has ordered the establishments to make adequate arrangements for drinking water and fans for the workers. Along with this, instructions have been given to change the timing of private coaching institutes and not to organize them during the afternoon.

Temperature crossed 45 degrees in 37 cities of the country

According to official data from the Meteorological Department (IMD), at least 37 places in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius or more on Sunday. At least eight places in the national capital Delhi recorded maximum temperatures above 46 degrees Celsius, with Mungeshpur recording 48.1 degrees and Najafgarh 48.1 degrees Celsius. The temperature in Haryana's Narnaul was 47 degrees Celsius and Faridkot in Punjab was 47.4 degrees Celsius. The temperature in Barmer, Rajasthan reached 49 degrees Celsius, Bikaner 48.6 degrees Celsius, and Jaisalmer 48.5 degrees Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said parts of Rajasthan and Delhi experienced intense heat, while heatwaves lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. Sagar in Madhya Pradesh recorded a high of 46.2 degrees Celsius, Guna 46.2 degrees Celsius, and Khajuraho 46 degrees Celsius. Haryana and Punjab are reeling under intense heat, with maximum temperatures above normal on Sunday. Mahendragarh in Haryana recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius. Rohtak and Hisar recorded maximum temperatures of 46.7 degrees and 46 degrees Celsius respectively.

According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 44.8 degrees in Ambala, 43.7 degrees in Karnal, and 46.8 degrees in Sirsa, while the temperature in Gurugram reached 45.8 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh also experienced severe heat, the maximum temperature here was recorded at 44.5 degrees Celsius. In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in Ludhiana was recorded at 44.8 degrees, while Patiala recorded 45.7, Pathankot 44.5, Bathinda 45.2, Faridkot 44, and Gurdaspur 44.5 degrees.

Heatwave in the mountains too

The hills of Himachal Pradesh are also in the grip of high temperatures. Shimla had the hottest day of this season with 30.6 degrees Celsius, while Una recorded a temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius. The scorching heat has already pushed India's power demand to 239.96 gigawatts, the highest so far this season. Air conditioners and coolers are running at full capacity in homes and offices. Experts predict that there is no hope of any relief in the coming days and the electricity demand may increase even more.

The heat wave will continue till May 29

The weather office said that heat will continue to wreak havoc in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and some parts of Maharashtra till May 29. According to IMD, heat will continue to trouble people even at night in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Rajasthan for the next three days i.e. till May 29.