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Heatwave Alert highlights: Rajasthan's Barmer records maximum temperature of 48.8 degrees Celcius

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Several cities recorded temperatures above 45°C, Rajasthan's Barmer registered highest maximum temperature of 48°C on May 22.

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heatwave in five states today—Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. (Hindustan Times)Premium
Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heatwave in five states today—Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. (Hindustan Times)

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning on Thursday of an impending severe heatwave across several states in North India, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. The warning comes after a scorching May 22, when maximum temperatures soared beyond 45 degrees Celsius in these regions.

The weather office stated that heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are expected in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh until May 25. Additionally, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, and parts of Madhya Pradesh will also experience heatwave conditions until May 25, while Maharashtra is forecasted to face similar conditions until May 24.

Check out all the LIVE updates on heatwave alert here, 

23 May 2024, 10:45:36 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Cyclone Remal to make landfall at midnight on May 26

On IMD's orange alert of heavy rainfall in West Bengal, IMD scientist Dr Somenath Dutta says, "There was a low-pressure area yesterday over the south-west Bay of Bengal near the Chennai coast. That low-pressure area started moving in the Northeast direction... It has intensified a bit... On May 24, it will intensify into a depression... It will intensify into a cyclonic storm on May 25... The landfall will be at midnight on May 26..."

23 May 2024, 09:17:41 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Rajasthan's Barmer records max temperature of 48.8 degrees

The maximum temperature of 48.8 degrees Celcius was recorded in Rajasthan's Barmer. Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed over many parts of West Rajasthan and in isolated pockets of East Rajasthan. Heat wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Gujarat and in isolated pockets of West Madhya Pradesh.

23 May 2024, 07:17:49 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Top hottest places in India

23 May 2024, 06:31:36 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: IMD predicts ‘warm night’ in Delhi

IMD predicted ‘warm night’ in Delhi on May 23.

23 May 2024, 06:22:12 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Heat wave to severe heat wave is likely over many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab on May 27

The IMD said heat wave to severe heat wave is very likely over many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, parts of West Uttar Pradesh and heat wave is likely over isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha on May 27, 2024

23 May 2024, 06:07:55 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Cyclonic storm brews over Bay of Bengal

"A cyclonic circulation still persists over Kerala and adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu and South Interior Karnataka. But, there is a storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal, presently marked as well as marked low-pressure area," Skymet reported.

23 May 2024, 05:17:00 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE : Tamil Nadu likely to receive heavy rainfall today

Tamil Nadu likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall today, the IMD said.

23 May 2024, 02:23:36 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: ‘Purchasing electricity from other states’, says Rajasthan minister

Energy Minister of Rajasthan, Hiralal Nagar, "We are monitoring the situation continuously. To meet the adequate demands, we are purchasing electricity from other states and in upcoming days we are reopening our power plant with a capacity of generating 1500 MW" 

23 May 2024, 01:27:34 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Water storage across 150 major reservoirs at all time low in 5-year period

In the last seven days, the water storage in 150 major reservoirs in India plunged to their lowest level in five years, according to the Central Water Commission. This has exacerbated the problem water supply shortages in many states and significantly affected hydropower generation.

23 May 2024, 01:02:23 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Temperatures soar past 45°C

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Official data showed that over 24 places in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh registered maximum temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius and above on May 22.

23 May 2024, 12:32:34 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Power demand peaks in Delhi 

The power demand in Delhi reached a record highs of 8,000 megawatts, with air conditioners, coolers, and refrigerators in homes and offices running at full throttle.

23 May 2024, 12:30:02 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Delhi suffers water shortage amid sweltering heat

In the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna River, water levels dropped significantly amid the sweltering heat leading to water shortage and supply disruption in many areas of the city. 

23 May 2024, 11:24:59 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Shah Rukh Khan suffers heatstroke

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly admitted to multi-speciality K D Hospital in Ahmedabad after suffering from a heat stroke. He is likely to be discharged on today. On May 21, he was in Ahmedabad to attend Indian Premier League (IPL) match of his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Gujarat was under "heatwave" on Tuesday and Wednesday when maximum temperature of 45.2 and 45.9 degrees Celsius was recorded, as per IMD data

23 May 2024, 10:48:35 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Infants,  elderly - most vulnerable to heatstroke

IMD states, “There is a very high likelihood of developing heat-related illnesses and heat stroke in people of all ages, and a significant health concern for vulnerable individuals, such as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases."

23 May 2024, 10:32:13 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Delhi weather update today

IMD's weather prediction for May 23 over Delhi states that the sky is mainly clear with heat wave conditions in a few places. Strong surface winds, with speeds of 25-35 kmph, may occur occasionally in gusts during the day. The maximum temperature is expected to settle around 44 degree Celsius and minimum around 30.6 degree Celsius during the day.

23 May 2024, 09:50:16 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Delhi on red alert from tomorrow till May 27

In the seven-day forecast released today, the weather office issued a red alert from May 24 to May 27. IMD's advisory to Delhi residents states, “Avoid heat exposure– keep cool. Avoid dehydration. Drink sufficient water- even if not thirsty. Use ORS, homemade drinks like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. to keep yourself hydrated."

23 May 2024, 09:35:30 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Know highest maximum temperature readings across India 

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: While referring to extremely high maximum temperature observed on May 22 across various regions of India, IMD stated, “Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed over many parts of West Rajasthan; over some parts of East Rajasthan. Heat wave conditions prevailed in isolated pockets of Haryana, Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh."

23 May 2024, 09:17:46 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Haryana's Sirsa among highest maximum temperature recorded on May 22

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Temperature soared as high as 47.7 degree Celsius in Haryana's Sirsa on May 22.

23 May 2024, 09:12:06 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: From setting up of control room to helpline numbers amid severe heatwave

A  control room has been set up by the Public Health Engineering Department to solve all the problems related to drinking water. Helpline number 0141-2222585 to register complaints has also been made available after Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma instructed officials of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and Power Distribution Corporations to take measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply and regular drinking water. On the BijliMitra app, power complaints can be lodged.

23 May 2024, 09:04:44 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rajasthan makes efforts to satisfy increasing power supply needs

The Energy Minister of Rajasthan, Hiralal Nagar noted that the 1500 MW (megawatt) power plant which was inoperational earlier, will now become functional. Moreover, he directed the officials to take the necessary steps to ensure smooth power supply during peak hours.

23 May 2024, 08:45:17 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: ‘Till now zero reported cases of heat-related illness,’ says doctor

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Department of Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr Shivani Sharma said, "As per the instructions issued by the ministry some beds have been earmarked for the suspected or confirmed heat stroke patients, some are reserved for casualties... Since our buildings have centralised AC, we also have adequate pedestal fans and garden hose spray because the best mechanism of cooling is evaporative cooling... Till now we have zero reported cases of heat-related illness..."

23 May 2024, 08:39:43 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: ‘We have cancelled leaves,’ says Rajasthan Minister

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The Energy Minister of Rajasthan, Hiralal Nagar said, "In view of the rising electricity demand, we have cancelled leaves and instructed officials not to leave the headquarters without prior notice to meet the demands and ensure smooth power supply. We have informed them regarding the need to ensure uninterrupted power supply over the state, especially in rural areas."

23 May 2024, 08:17:12 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rajasthan's electricity demand soars 20% amid heatwave

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The Energy Minister of Rajasthan, Hiralal Nagar said that due to severe heatwaves and soaring temperatures, the electricity demand has surged 20 per cent.

23 May 2024, 08:14:33 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Heatwave condition in THESE states over the next 3 days

As per IMD's weather report, heatwave conditions are expected over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh till May 26; in Delhi till May 23; in Uttar Pradesh from May 24 to May 26 and in Maharashtra till May 25.

23 May 2024, 08:05:16 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Red alert for heatwave in 5 states for May 24

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: IMD states, “Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions likely in many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, few parts of West Uttar Pradesh, isolated pockets of West Madhya Pradesh and heatwave conditions very likely in isolated pockets of Jammu & Kashmir."

23 May 2024, 07:49:22 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: 5 states on red alert today

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heatwave in five states today—Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

23 May 2024, 06:45:30 AM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rajasthan's Barmer registers highest maximum temperature on May 22

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Temperature soared as high as 48 degree Celsius in Rajasthan's Barmer on May 22.

22 May 2024, 10:32:59 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Temperatures ‘uncomfortably high’ at night in Rajasthan 

"The temperature during May is usually high and the heatwave spell is expected to continue for minimum a week," Director, Met Centre Jaipur Radhey Shyam Sharma said.

For the next three days, the weather department has predicted severe heatwave conditions in Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Sikar, Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Ganganagar.

Temperatures also remained uncomfortably high at night in many areas. It crossed 30 degrees Celsius in many areas on Tuesday night.

22 May 2024, 10:32:04 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rain lashes parts of Madhya Pradesh, bring respite from scorching heat | Watch

22 May 2024, 09:19:36 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Heatwave grips Rajasthan, Barmer hottest at 48 deg C; govt cancels leaves of doctors, officials

Rajasthan continued to reel under the grip of severe heat conditions with Barmer recording the highest temperature at 48 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Looking at the situation, the state government cancelled the leaves of all divisional commissioners, additional divisional commissioners, district collectors, additional district collectors and sub divisional officers till further orders.

22 May 2024, 09:09:45 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Heavy rainfall lashed Kerala's Kochi | Watch

22 May 2024, 08:57:37 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Water enters houses after heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu | Watch

22 May 2024, 08:38:06 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rain lashes parts of Tamil Nadu | Watch

22 May 2024, 08:22:53 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: IMD sounds red alert in five districts of Kerala, forecasts extremely heavy rainfall

With heavy rains continuing to lash several parts of Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday placed five districts of the state on red alert, predicting extremely heavy rainfall in those regions.

According to the latest update from the weather agency, the red alert was sounded in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Idukki.

22 May 2024, 08:22:23 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Heavy rainfall continues in Uttarakhand | Watch

22 May 2024, 07:46:17 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Sirsa in Haryana recorded  47.8°C

"Sirsa in Haryana recorded a Maximum Temperature of 47.8°C on 21st May 2024," the IMD said.

22 May 2024, 07:07:52 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Agra in Uttar Pradesh recorded maximum temperature of 46.6°

22 May 2024, 05:22:05 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE updates: Rainfall lashes parts of Kolkata, waterlogging reported – VIDEO

Waterlogging was reported in parts of Kolkata after heavy rainfall lashed parts of the city on Wednesday.

22 May 2024, 04:33:37 PM IST

Heatwave Alert LIVE: Red alert in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP

IMD forecast: Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions likely in many parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, few parts of West Uttar Pradesh, isolated pockets of West Madhya Pradesh and heatwave conditions very likely in isolated pockets of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gujarat, Saurashtra & Kutch on 26th May, 2024.

22 May 2024, 04:30:04 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: Power demand reached 15-year high in May, says Delhi minister Atishi

"Temperature has reached up to 48 degree Celsius; amid the rising heat, the power demand reached a 15-year high in May itself, while the peak demand usually comes in Delhi in July-August. On May 21, Delhi witnessed its peak demand 7,717 megawatt. This is the highest peak demand in Delhi's history. But, I am happy that despite the peak demand reaching in May itself, there has been no problem in power supply in Delhi," said Delhi minister Atishi.

22 May 2024, 02:10:32 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: How to stay hydrated during heatwave conditions? IMD suggests this

The IMD has said the prevailing conditions are a cause of concern for vulnerable people such as infants, elderly and those with chronic diseases. It has suggested them to avoid heat exposure and dehydration by drinking sufficient water and consume ORS and homemade drinks like lassi, lemon water and buttermilk to keep themselves hydrated.

22 May 2024, 02:02:20 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: Ahmedabad hospitals witness rise in patients with heat-related illness

Amid a surge in day temperatures, government hospitals witnessed a sudden rise in the number of patients coming with symptoms of heat-related illnesses caused by exposure to sun. The Ahmedabad civic body has equipped health and wellness centres with medicines and ORS (oral rehydration solution) packets to help fight heat-related health complications. The AMC has set up kiosks across the city for distribution of butter milk and made arrangements for drinking water at public places, said the civic body in a statement.

22 May 2024, 01:50:56 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: Heatwave likely to increase likelihood of heat-related illness, says IMD

As per an IMD forecast, parts of Ahmedabad and state capital Gandhinagar, among several districts in Gujarat, were likely to be in grip of heatwave conditions which will increase likelihood of heat- related illnesses.

22 May 2024, 01:04:12 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: Heatwave conditions in several parts of 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.

22 May 2024, 12:43:57 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: Delhi doctors on heatwave conditions 

Dr Neeraj Nishchal, professor at the Department of Medicine in AIIMS, Delhi, said the health issues caused by the rising temperatures could range from rashes, heat exhaustion and dehydration to heat strokes.

Heat Wave conditions can also result in physiological strain, often proving fatal.

To minimise the impact of the heat wave and prevent serious ailments, doctors have advised people against going outdoors to the extent possible, and, if necessary, under adequate protection; especially between noon and 3 pm; take sufficient fluids as often as possible, even if one is not thirsty; and wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, and porous cotton clothes.

22 May 2024, 12:30:04 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: IMD scientist on heatwave condition in India

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.

22 May 2024, 12:11:04 PM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: ‘Maximum temperature has been recorded at 47 degrees Celsius’, Rajasthan IMD

Rajasthan: Jaipur, Meteorological Centre, Director, Radhe Shyam Sharma says, "In the last 24 hours, for the first time in this season, the maximum temperature in Rajasthan has been recorded at 47 degrees Celsius...The maximum temperature is above 45 degrees Celsius at all places in western Rajasthan...Heatwave conditions persist in most parts... Jaisalmer has recorded the highest minimum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius...In the next 48 to 72 hours, the maximum temperature will increase by another 1-2 degrees Celsius in most parts of Rajasthan... The heat wave will continue for the next 5 days..."

22 May 2024, 11:56:03 AM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: 'Maximum temperature may breach the 47°C-mark', says IMD

The Met Department said maximum daytime temperatures in several districts of these states may breach the 47°C-mark.

22 May 2024, 11:23:17 AM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: IMD issues red alert across North India for next 5 days

Offering little respite to people reeling under a savage and searing summer wave across the vast swathes of the country's northern belt, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heatwave to severe heatwave conditions to prevail over parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh as it issued a 'red alert' for the states over the next five days.

22 May 2024, 11:04:54 AM IST

Heatwave Alert Live: IMD issues guidelines to combat heatwave 

In response to the unrelenting heatwave, IMD has advised staying hydrated by drinking sufficient water, even if not thirsty, and consuming ORS and homemade drinks like lassi, Torani (rice water), lemon water, and buttermilk. They also recommend avoiding heat exposure, covering the head with a hat or umbrella, and wearing light-coloured, loose, and cotton clothes to stay safe. 

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