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Heatwave News Highlights: IMD issues ‘red alert’ in Delhi, Haryana, UP; temp to touch 48 degrees

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A man takes shelter under an umbrella from the scorching sun on a hot summer afternoon in New Delhi on May 3, 2024, amid the ongoing heatwave. (AFP)
A man takes shelter under an umbrella from the scorching sun on a hot summer afternoon in New Delhi on May 3, 2024, amid the ongoing heatwave. (AFP)

Heatwave News Highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ warning for multiple states in north India due to the ongoing heatwave conditions and soaring temperatures in the area. It is expected that the maximum temperatures in these states will hit 48 degrees Celsius in the ongoing week, in view of the weather forecast issued by the MeT department....Read More

IMD has issued a red alert for heatwave in northern Indian cities such as Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh. The weather agencies predicted severe heatwave conditions over these states for the next five days. This comes just as Delhi as well as multiple seats in UP and Haryana are gearing up for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024, on Saturday. It is expected that the maximum temperature on May 25 will touch 47 degrees Celsius across Delhi NCR areas on polling day.

Speaking to ANI on Tuesday, senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said, "Temperatures are currently above normal across North West India and we had issued a red alert for the region over the past 2-3 days. With regard to a state-wise forecast, we have issued a red alert in Rajasthan for the next five days. The maximum temperature is likely to inch further up from 45°C and settle at 47°C."

"In Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperatures have registered a marginal drop due to a prevailing western disturbance but they will increase gradually hereafter by 2 to 3 degrees. we have already issued a 'red alert' for these two states. In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, we have issued a red alert for the next five days and an orange alert for northern parts of Madhya Pradesh," Kumar told ANI.

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In a video shared by ANI on X, Gauri can be seen looking worried as she arrived at the hospital, accompanied by a security guard.

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May 22, 2024 10:32 PM IST

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Water levels in the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna River dropped amid the sweltering heat, affecting water supply.

The city also saw power demand reaching a record 8,000 megawatts, with air conditioners, coolers, and refrigerators in homes and offices running at full throttle.

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May 22, 2024 10:01 PM IST

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“On the other hand, there are BJP-ruled states like UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where there have been power cuts of 10-12 hours in the last 2-3 days,” the AAP supremo posted on X in Hindi.

May 22, 2024 9:20 PM IST

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Rajasthan continued to suffer from extreme heat, with Barmer recording the highest temperature at 48 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

In response, the state government canceled the leave of all divisional commissioners, additional divisional commissioners, district collectors, additional district collectors, and sub-divisional officers until further notice.

Health authorities had already canceled the leave of all doctors and paramedical staff in government hospitals due to the soaring temperatures.

The maximum temperatures recorded were 48 degrees in Barmer, 47.8 degrees in Phalodi, 47.6 degrees in Fatehpur (Sikar), 47.5 degrees in Churu, 47.2 degrees in Jalore and Jaisalmer, and 47.1 degrees Celsius in Vanasthali (Tonk).

May 22, 2024 8:31 PM IST

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May 22, 2024 8:12 PM IST

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May 22, 2024 6:39 PM IST

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On Wednesday, Delhi's Power Minister Atishi announced that the city government successfully handled the peak power demand of 7,717 MW on May 21 without any power cuts. She emphasized that even if the demand reaches 8,000 MW in the upcoming months, they will take necessary steps to meet it.

According to the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) in Delhi, the real-time data showed that the city's peak demand broke all previous records, reaching 7,717 MW at 3:33 pm.

Officials stated that Delhi's previous highest peak power demand was recorded at 7,695 MW on June 29, 2022.

May 22, 2024 6:03 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Rajasthan cancels dostors' leave amid rising temperatures

The health authorities in Rajasthan have canceled leave for all doctors and paramedical staff in government hospitals due to the rising temperatures in the state.

Pilani (Jhunjhunu) recorded the highest daytime temperature at 47.2 degrees Celsius, with high nighttime temperatures ranging from 27.7 degrees (Bhilwara) to 34 degrees (Jaisalmer).

The Meteorological Department predicts that the heatwave will persist for the next few days, with severe conditions expected in Jodhpur, Bikaner divisions, and the Shekhawati region.

May 22, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Met Dept issues red, orange alerts for Rajasthan districts

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May 22, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: IMD predicts severe heatwave in MP districts

The Meteorological Department predicted on Wednesday that the severe heat would continue in Indore and nearby districts in Madhya Pradesh. They also advised people to go outside only if necessary during the afternoon.

May 22, 2024 3:42 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Temp to increase by 2-3 degrees

The local weather department said no relief from the scorching heat was likely as the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to increase by two to three degrees over the next four to five days and stay appreciably above normal.

The mercury rose further in Rajasthan where Pilani in Jhunjhunu continued to remain the hottest in the state with a maximum of 47.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

May 22, 2024 3:03 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Power demand in Delhi increases

Officials said the national capital's peak power demand reached an all-time high of 7,717 MW on Tuesday afternoon, as households and offices increased the use of air conditioners.

The power demand is projected to cross 8,000 MW, peaking at around 8,200 MW this summer.

May 22, 2024 2:49 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: IMD issues health warning amid rising temperature

IMD said in its forecast that the probability of heat related illnesses in northern states is heightened due to heatwave conditions.

May 22, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Rainfall alert in southern India

While the North bakes under an unrelenting summer sun, a measure of respite is likely down South, as the senior IMD scientist added that heavy to very heavy rains, up to 12 cm, are likely in Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the next 2-3 days.

May 22, 2024 1:58 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Delhi RWA demands for basics on polling day

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Heatwave News LIVE: Heatwave conditions persist in Gujarat

Amid heatwave conditions prevailing in several parts of Gujarat, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar on Tuesday recorded a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius, the highest in the state, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. (PTI)

May 22, 2024 1:32 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Schools closed in Noida

The Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration on Monday announced summer vacations for students of classes 9 to 12 across all schools in Noida and Greater Noida amid severe heatwave conditions.

Summer holidays for students in classes up to 8 have already been declared in the district.

May 22, 2024 1:17 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Heatwave to continue in Rajasthan

Regional Meteorological Department of Rajasthan issued a red and orange alert for multiple areas in Rajasthan, saying that the heatwave will continue for at least 4-5 days.

May 22, 2024 1:01 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Schools closed in Delhi

Delhi government on Monday directed private and government-aided schools that have not closed for summer vacations despite the heatwave to do so with immediate effect.

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May 22, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Respite from heatwave in Odisha

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May 22, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Temp 5 notches above normal in Delhi

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May 22, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Orange alert in Madhya Pradesh

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May 22, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Heatwave News LIVE: Red Alert in Delhi for 5 days

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