Red alert heatwave warning has been issued for west Rajasthan for today and tomorrow, indicating that temperatures will be much higher than normal in the country’s hottest region. The entire western state will also experience Red alert heatwave conditions until May 17, indicating that there will be no relief from the oppressive heat anytime soon. Temperatures are rising across most of western, central, and northern India.
Red alert heatwave like situations develop in India
This week is also expected to be hot in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Heatwave conditions in Gujarat are expected to subside within the next 24 hours.
Maximum temperatures in most parts of Rajasthan have been four to eight degrees above normal for this time of year. Barmer has reached 48 degrees Celsius. With Sri Ganganagar close behind at 47.3 so far in the day. Bikaner at 47.2, Churu at nearly 47 degrees, Ajmer at 45, and Udaipur at 44.
So far, the national capital of Delhi has seen a high of 42.5 degrees Celsius. Which is three degrees above average for this time of year. According to forecasts, the temperature in Delhi will rise to 44 degrees as the day progresses. Today through Sunday, the temperature is expected to reach 44 degrees. Some relief is expected on Monday, when the capital may become cloudy.
In contrast, Karnataka’s Bengaluru recorded a maximum temperature of 23 degrees. Which is 11 degrees below the normal for this time of year.