Heatwave Update: 10 Hottest Cities in India; Temperatures to Touch 48 Degrees

Heatwave Update: 10 Hottest Cities in India; Temperatures to Touch 48 Degrees

Heatwave Update: 10 Hottest Cities in India; Temperatures to Touch 48 Degrees

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As India braces for an intense heatwave, temperatures are nearing the scorching 48 degrees Celsius mark with no immediate relief in sight, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

The IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ for the national capital and parts of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh. Severe heatwave conditions are forecasted to persist over the next five days in these regions, with daytime maximum temperatures expected to exceed 47 degrees Celsius in several districts.

Severe heatwave conditions were observed in multiple parts of northwest India, including regions in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, warm night conditions were reported in parts of Rajasthan. 

Here are the maximum temperatures recorded in some of the hottest cities in India on Tuesday:

1. Sirsa (Haryana): 47.8°C

2. Najafgarh (Delhi): 47.4°C

3. Pilani (Rajasthan): 47.2°C

4. Bhatinda (Punjab): 46.6°C

5. Agra (Uttar Pradesh): 46.6°C

6. Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): 45.6°C

7. Surendranagar (Gujarat): 45.4°C

8. Akola (Maharashtra): 44.0°C

9. Durg (Chhattisgarh): 43.6°C

10. Una (Himachal Pradesh): 42.4°C

The IMD has warned that severe heatwave conditions are likely to continue in the plains of northwest India, with Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat expected to endure similar conditions over the next five days. Central India is also projected to experience a gradual rise in maximum temperatures by about 2-3 degrees Celsius in the coming days. 

While no significant temperature change is anticipated in Maharashtra and northwest India, a gradual rise of 2-3 degrees Celsius is expected, contributing to the ongoing heatwave conditions.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take necessary precautions, such as staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and using protective measures to mitigate the effects of the extreme heat. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation and urging the public to follow heatwave advisories and updates from the IMD.