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Heatwave grips India, maximum temperatures rise above normal levels

Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST
  • The ongoing heat wave is the second heatwave spell this month. 
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Large parts of India faced intense heat, with temperatures in many areas settling four to six degrees Celsius above normal. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Large parts of India faced intense heat, with temperatures in many areas settling four to six degrees Celsius above normal. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)

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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperatures hovered between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius in parts of Odisha and Rayalaseema, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperatures hovered between 42 and 45 degrees Celsius in parts of Odisha and Rayalaseema, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)

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Parts of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Uttar Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Parts of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Uttar Pradesh recorded maximum temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)

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Maximum temperatures settled 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal in many parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha; and 2 to 4 degrees above normal in parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana, the IMD said.(HT Photo/Anshuman Poyrekar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Maximum temperatures settled 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal in many parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha; and 2 to 4 degrees above normal in parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana, the IMD said.(HT Photo/Anshuman Poyrekar)

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Delhi on Sunday recorded a minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Delhi on Sunday recorded a minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, according to the India Meteorological Department. (PTI)

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Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions with the maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius recorded at Baripada town in Mayurbhanj on Sunday. (HT Photo/Raju Shinde) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions with the maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius recorded at Baripada town in Mayurbhanj on Sunday. (HT Photo/Raju Shinde)

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The threshold for a heat wave is met when the maximum temperature of a weather station reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in the plains, 37 degrees in the coastal areas and 30 degrees in the hilly regions, and the departure from normal is at least 4.5 notches. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

The threshold for a heat wave is met when the maximum temperature of a weather station reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in the plains, 37 degrees in the coastal areas and 30 degrees in the hilly regions, and the departure from normal is at least 4.5 notches. (PTI)

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A severe heat wave is declared if the departure from normal temperature exceeds 6.4 notches.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:22 AM IST

A severe heat wave is declared if the departure from normal temperature exceeds 6.4 notches.(PTI)

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