Heatwave in India: A large part of the country is suffering due to severe heat wave and Banda in eastern Uttar Pradesh on Friday recorded a maximum temperature of 47.4 degrees Celsius. In Uttar Pradesh, the mercury crossed 46 degree Celsius at many places like Allahabad (46.8 degree Celsius) and Jhansi (46.2 degree Celsius). Sports Complex in Delhi (46.4 °C); Ganganagar in Rajasthan (46.4 °C); Nowgong in Madhya Pradesh (46.2 degrees Celsius) and Chandrapur in Maharashtra recorded a temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius.
The highest temperature ever recorded was 45.9 degree Celsius in Gurugram, Haryana. The national capital’s meteorological base-Safdarjung Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius for the second consecutive day. This is the highest temperature for any single day in April in 12 years. The maximum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 43.7 degree Celsius on 18 April 2010. The all-time high temperature of the month is 45.6 °C, which was recorded on 29 April 1941. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that this is the second time in 72 years in Delhi that April has been so hot and the average monthly maximum temperature has been recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius.
The mercury reached 46.4 degrees Celsius at the Sports Complex in the national capital today. Ridge (45.7 degrees Celsius), Mungeshpur (45.9 degrees Celsius), Najafgarh (45.9 degrees Celsius) and Pitampura recorded the maximum temperature at 45.9 degrees Celsius, five to seven degrees above normal. The IMD has issued an ‘Orange’ alert on Saturday, warning of severe heat wave in many parts of Delhi. The Meteorological Department uses four color codes for weather warnings – ‘Green’ (no action required), ‘Yellow’ (watch and stay updated), ‘Orange’ (be prepared) and ‘Red’ (action). do).
IMD said that on Sunday, partly cloudy sky, light rain and dust storm with wind speed up to 50 kmph can be expected, which can bring temporary relief from the heat. It said that the heat wave is expected to end from Monday under the influence of a Western Disturbance, which is likely to affect north-west India from the night of May 1.
Senior scientist RK Jenamani said that light rain and thundershowers may occur in Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana between May 2 and May 4. The maximum temperature will be between 36 degree to 39 degree Celsius. Delhi has recorded 10 heat-days in April, which is the highest after 11 such days in the month of April in 2010. According to the IMD, a heat wave is declared when the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius and is at least 4.5 degrees above normal. If the temperature is more than 6.4 degrees above the normal temperature, then severe heat wave is declared.