Heatwave Alert in North India as Monsoon Advances


New Delhi: While most states across the country continue to grapple with scorching heat, the monsoon has made significant progress in the southern and northeastern regions. Here are the key highlights:

  1. Heatwave Alert:
  • The Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert for several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. These regions are expected to experience high temperatures today.
  • According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha may witness a 2-3 degree Celsius increase in maximum temperatures over the next two days. Uttar Pradesh could also see a similar rise after two days.
  1. Monsoon Progress:
  • The monsoon has already reached Karnataka via Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is expected to reach Maharashtra by June 10, followed by Madhya Pradesh on June 15 and Delhi by June 27.
  • Residents of Delhi received relief from the scorching heat due to sudden weather changes and rain in many areas on Wednesday evening.
  1. Delhi Weather Update:
  • The IMD predicted light to moderate rain and strong winds (30-40 km/h) in different parts of Delhi and its surrounding areas during the next two hours.
  • The capital city experienced a much-needed respite from the heatwave as the weather shifted.
  1. Rajasthan’s Sweltering Conditions:
  • On Wednesday, most parts of Rajasthan recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. Dholpur reported the highest temperature at 45.4 degrees Celsius.
  • Thunderstorms, lightning, and strong winds are likely in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim over the next five days.
  • Meanwhile, the heatwave is expected to persist in North West and East India for the next 4 to 5 days.

Stay informed and take necessary precautions during this intense weather period. Remember to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to extreme heat.