On the 26th of May, as per a report in Times of India, South Pakistan and North India were reported to be the hottest regions in the world. In May, the capital city of New Delhi recorded its hottest day in 18 days with a maximum temperature of 47.6 degrees Celsius.
The heatwaves have been intensifying in the national capital as per the Safdarjung observatory which recorded 46 degrees Celsius. The state of Rajasthan witnessed the temperatures crossing 50 degrees Celsius in the district of Churu and 47.4 degrees in Bikaner. Ganganagar and Kota too saw high temperatures with 47 degrees and 46.5 degrees respectively. The state capital Jaipur recorded 45 degrees Celsius.
The largest state of India, Uttar Pradesh too witnessed high temperatures. The district of Banda recorded 48 degrees which are the same as the Hisar district of Harayana. Even Nagpur, Sonegaon, and Akola regions of Maharashtra recorded a maximum temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius.
The Indian Meteorological Department had placed a warning about the intensifying heatwave conditions on Tuesday. Reportedly, the rise in temperature is due to the prevailing dry winds that are blowing over northwest India, central India, and the corresponding interior parts of eastern India.
Even the neighboring Pakistan has seen a rise in temperature. The Jacobabad city of Pakistan recorded 50 degrees Celsius and the Nawabshah and Pad Idan regions reached as high as 49 degrees Celsius.
Assam and Meghalaya to receive very heavy rainfall
The Indian Meteorological Department has said that there will be relief from the heatwave after the 28th of May. In their bulletin, they said,
“Under the influence of western disturbance and formation of the east-west trough in lower levels and likely occurrence of rain/thunderstorm from May 28-29 maximum temperature over plains of north India likely to recede from May 28 onwards.”
However, the Indian Meteorological Department warned that the north-eastern states of Assam and Meghalaya will be receiving end of heavy rainfall from 26th-28th May. A red-colored alert has been issued to both the states. The Indian Meteorological Department also advised people to stay indoors as the intense heat can be dangerous. It also advised people to stay hydrated.
Source: India Times