29 May 2024

Delhi records all time high temperature of 52.3; 2 kids succumb to heat stroke in Gwalior, check what IMD has said?

The heat has scorched people in the national capital Delhi. On Wednesday, the mercury has crossed 52 degrees. This temperature was recorded at 2:30 in the afternoon. This is the first time that the mercury has crossed 50 degrees mark in Delhi. On Tuesday also, the mercury in Delhi reached close to 50. An alert of heat wave and severe heat is in place in Delhi for the last several days.

People in Delhi feel as if they are sitting close to a furnace, with Mungeshpur recording the highest temperature at 52.3 degrees, followed by Narela at 47.9 degrees. Additionally, Najafgarh reached 48.6 degrees, Jafarpur 48 degrees, Pusa 48.3 degrees, and Ayanagar 45.7 degrees. The meteorological department has provided insights into the factors contributing to the intense heat in these regions.

Regional head of the Meteorological Department Kuldeep Srivastava said that currently the wind is blowing from the west and the hot air coming from Rajasthan enters Delhi from Mungeshpur and Najafgarh. Probably due to this, the temperatures are high there. People are advised to stay indoors.

2 kids succumb to heat stroke in Gwalior

Meanwhile, the Gwalior-Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh has endured extreme heat for the past 15 days, with temperatures soaring to a dangerous 47 degrees Celsius. This heat wave has claimed five lives in the district in last 3 days.

On Wednesday, two children succumbed to the severe heat, and a rickshaw driver also died on the road. Additionally, two more fatalities were reported on Monday and Tuesday due to the heat.

Meteorologists forecast that temperatures in the Gwalior-Chambal region could surpass 48 degrees Celsius during the "Nautapa" period. Health officials have issued an alert, advising people to stay indoors between 11 AM and 4 PM and to take special precautions for children and the elderly.

Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions at these places

On Wednesday heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed over most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh-Delhi, Punjab; in many parts of West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh; in some parts of West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan. 

Heat wave conditions prevailed in isolated pockets of Jammu, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. Heat wave conditions have been prevailing over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Rajasthan since 17th and over Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh since 18th May, 2024. Warm night conditions observed in isolated pockets of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and East Madhya Pradesh.

Monsoon to hit Kerala by May 30

Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted that the conditions continue to become favourable for Monsoon onset over Kerala during next 24 hours (i.e. by May 30) and advance of monsoon over some parts of Northeastern States during the same period.

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