Updated on June 12, 2016 13:30 (IST): India is Heatwave free, caveat: weather to remain hot until Monsoon
Due to the fairly widespread rain and thundershower activity over the Northwest India especially in Rajasthan, it is now confirmed that the heatwave conditions have abated almost the entire country.
Isolated places of Chhattisgarh and East Madhya Pradesh have also received scattered light rain. This rainfall activity over region will keep the temperatures under check and will not allow the region to reach heatwave like conditions.
With the pre-Monsoon rains and temperatures in check, the weather conditions over the region will be hot. On Sunday, Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh recorded highest temperature across the country with 45.2°C.
Heatwave will make on and off appearances at isolated that will fade away soon. This on and off cat and mouse chase between pre-Monsoon showers and heatwave will continue to happen until Monsoon lashes the region.
South Uttar Pradesh, Northeast Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and South Bihar have heatwave like conditions, i.e. the weather is very hot.
Updated on June 11, 2016 18:30 (IST): Heatwave free India on the cards, weather to remain hot
Heatwave is likely to remain in parts of Rajasthan and parts of Madhya Pradesh. Adjoining places like Jharkhand and few isolated parts of Bihar may develop Heatwave like conditions also. But these conditions will only be confined to the one or two places and that too these will be very short lived.
Even parts of Uttar Pradesh will also have some isolated short lived Heatwave conditions. The maximum temperature may reach 45°C-46°C in North Madhya Pradesh and adjoining South UP.
As Monsoon has already commenced over the country, the northwestern and central parts of the country have been witnessing on and off pre-Monsoon showers, it is likely that the temperatures will go down.
Easterly winds from Bay of Bengal will help the temperatures to reduce over the eastern parts and gradually towards the central India.
Updated on June 10, 2016 03:30 PM (IST): India to be Heatwave free soon, weather to remain hot
Scattered Rain and thundershower has occurred over many parts of North and East Madhya Pradesh as a trough line was passing through that area. This trough line was extending right from North Rajasthan to North Bay of Bengal.
Though these rain activities occurred in later parts of the day but due to the cloud cover persisting over the area, the temperatures have fallen marginally, leading to abatement of heatwave conditions from some parts of Madhya Pradesh.
Temperatures over Rajasthan were reeling under severe heatwave to heatwave conditions has also shown a decreasing trend due to the commencement of moderate southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea.
These winds are humid in nature and relatively cooler. Earlier hot and humid winds over Rajasthan use to blow from westerly direction that was coming from Sindh and Baluchistan.
Now these humid winds will continue to run over Rajasthan and we expect isolated Dust Storm/Thunderstorm activity over East Rajasthan as well as many parts of Madhya Pradesh which will further drop the temperature over two states. We also expect that heatwave conditions will abate completely during next 24-48 hours.
Despite the abatement of heatwave, temperatures will remain over 40°C over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The weather conditions will be hot and uneasy.
What we expect is the temperatures of eastern and southern parts of Madhya Pradesh will come down significantly because the Monsoon will commence over the area.
Updated on June 9, 2016 03:30 PM (IST): Heatwave to abate in the country, weather to remain hot
Heatwave has been a persistent visitor to the country making it tougher and tougher for the citizens of this country. It is likely that the heatwave will continue over many parts of West Rajasthan and at a few places over East Rajasthan and at some places over West Madhya Pradesh.
Temperatures of Southwest Uttar Pradesh and most parts of Madhya Pradesh will remain in mid 40s.
Now, due to commencement of moist, southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea the temperatures of Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh will drop gradually leading to gradual abatement of heatwave conditions.
After 48 hours, i.e. around June 12 we expect the heatwave conditions to abate in most places of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh as there will be a drop in temperature levels. Due to gradual decrease in temperature heatwave conditions will remain at isolated places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh till June 12.
We expect scattered light to moderate rainfall activity over many parts of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of North and East Rajasthan on June 11 and 12. These rainfall activities will further help in abatement of heatwave.
Updated on June 8, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Marginal Relief from heatwave, plans a stronger comeback
It is like the northwestern parts of the country have become the favorite child of heatwave to play with. Since June 5, the heatwave has tightened its grip and gained strength over the country so much so that the maximum temperature touched 48.5 degree Celsius in Phalodi, Rajasthan.
Popular places like Churu, Bikaner and Jaisalmer are reeling under heatwave conditions temperatures hitting north of 47 degree Celsius mark. Isolated places in Madhya Pradesh like Shajapur – 46 degree Celsius and Rajgarh in 45.3 degree Celsius are also under the trap of Heatwave.
It is expected that the heatwave in these areas will be prevailing for the next 24-48 hours. Thereafter, a marginal drop is expected in the region due to blowing of moist southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea. But there after the heatwave will pick up its pace gradually.
The marginal drop in the region will only be confined to mainly southern parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The northern and western parts of Rajasthan will continue to swelter in the Heatwave conditions with Dust storms in sight.
The drop in temperatures will only allow the heatwave to abate for 48 hours. The temperatures are likely to be above normal all this time.
Isolated rainfall activity is in sight for the eastern parts Rajasthan but it will hardly bring in any relief. Dry weather to persist until the Monsoon hits Rajasthan. Usually, Monsoon arrives around July 1 in Rajasthan but this time around Monsoon will hit around July 7 to 10.
Updated on June 7, 2016 11:30 AM (IST): No relief in sight from heatwave in Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP
Severe heatwave conditions are prevailing over several parts of Rajasthan. On Monday, the highest maximum temperature of 48.7°C was recorded at Phalodi. Churu followed with day temperature at 48.5°C. Temperatures are 5 to 7 degree Celsius above the normal average.
Heat wave conditions are also prevailing over few parts of West Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places over Gujarat and East Madhya Pradesh. However, temperatures have come down marginally over Haryana.
Temperatures are 4 to 5 degree Celsius above the normal average in the following places:
We do not expect any relief for next 2 days. Sea winds are expected to reach Rajasthan after 48 hours, leading to drop in the mercury levels. As of now, humid sea winds are already blowing over Southwest of Rajasthan but the West and Northwest regions are still reeling under heatwave conditions.
These areas will continue to remain hot and dry in view of inland winds coming from Central Pakistan and Thar Desert of Rajasthan. In Central Pakistan, places like Jacobabad recorded 51°C and Sibi 50°C, respectively on Monday. We cannot rule out severe heatwave conditions as well.
Updated on June 6, 2016 12:30 PM (IST): Heatwave gets stronger in northwest India, no rainfall in sight
Severe Heatwave conditions prevailed over isolated pockets of West Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh and heatwave conditions were observed at many places over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and at isolated places of Gujarat.
Now similar conditions are expected to continue for another 48 hours over Rajasthan as the winds from southwest direction that are hot and dry will continue over most parts of Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh.
These inland winds are blowing across South Pakistan and Thar Desert of Rajasthan. Humidity will remain on the lower side and severe heatwave condition in some areas will be observed.
Temperatures at one or two places in Haryana may also touch 45 degree Celsius mark. Now a cyclonic circulation which is off Andhra Pradesh coast and a trough which is running across Vidarbha and Telangana will give scattered rain and thundershower activity over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Vidarbha. Therefore, temperatures of these areas will not rise much and heatwave will continue to remain abated over these regions.
Earlier, coastal and interior parts of Odisha were reeling under heatwave conditions but good rainfall is expected all along east coast including Odisha. Therefore, temperatures of Odisha will also remain in higher 30s which will be 2-3 degree Celsius below normal.
At least for the next 2-3 days Heatwave conditions will continue to reel over Northwest India including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Updated on June 5, 2016 02:30 PM (IST): Heatwave tightens its grip over Northwest India
Heatwave 2016 is in no mood to let go off the country. With few isolated pockets of Punjab, few places over Haryana, Gujarat & Vidarbha and many places of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan does continue to reel under heatwave conditions.
Now we expect easterly winds to start blowing over Punjab, leading to abatement of heatwave conditions. But many parts of Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh will continue with temperatures 45 degree Celsius and more. The dry and hot westerly and northwesterly winds will continue over most parts of Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch. Due to these hot winds temperatures will continue to remain above normal over western parts of the country and relief from scorching heat is not in sight for the next 2-3 days.
Therefore heatwave conditions will continue over these areas for 2-3 days. Parts of Vidarbha and Gujarat will continue to witness heatwave conditions.
Temperatures of interior Odisha and Telangana will remain under check due to influx of moist winds from Bay of Bengal and chances of scattered rain and thundershowers over that area.
The dry and hot westerly and northwesterly winds will continue over most parts of Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra and Kutch. Due to these hot winds temperatures will continue to remain above normal over western parts of the country and relief from scorching heat is not in sight for the next 2-3 days.
Updated on June 4, 2016 04:00 PM (IST): Heatwave grips more parts of Northwest India
As reiterated by Skymet Weather, heatwave conditions have increased its ambit covered some more parts of Northwest India, along with few parts of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana.
Hot and dry northwesterly winds continue to blow from Rajasthan and Pakistan region, leading to further rise in day temperature across the region.
Day temperatures across the region have been settling in the range of 42°C to 47°C. Chandrapur in Maharashtra was the hottest city of the country on Friday at 46.8°C.
In wake of no significant weather system in offing, no relief is likely from blazing hot weather conditions during next 24 hours. However, rains over Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and Telangana are likely to bring relief over both the states now onwards.
Updated on June 3, 2016 03:00 PM (IST): Heatwave widening in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha
Heatwave conditions continue to prevail at isolated pockets of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana. During next 24 hours, some more pockets of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha will come under heatwave conditions.
Now, we can expect a rise in day temperatures by 1 to 2 degree Celsius over Northwest and Central India. Isolated pockets of Haryana may also get affected by heatwave.
At present one or two places are touching the 45-degree mark in Telangana. But scattered rain and thundershowers are likely over Telangana and Odisha. Therefore, temperatures may fall marginally, leading to the abatement of heatwave condition in 24 to 48 hours. But, dry and hot westerly winds will continue over most parts of Rajasthan.
Updated on June 2, 2016 01:00 PM (IST): Isolated pockets of Telangana, Maharashtra observe heatwave conditions
While heatwave conditions remained absent from most parts of the country, temperatures have once again soared over several areas. Seasonal hot day conditions continue to bring discomfort over various parts of Northwest India along with some parts of East India.
Now, maximums have begun to soar above the 45 degree mark at isolated pockets. In fact, Ramagundam in Telangana has recorded its maximum at 45.8 degree Celsius. Wardha in Maharashtra has also recorded its maximum above the 45-degree mark.
During the next 24 to 48 hours, Telangana will witness a rise in temperatures. More areas could record maximums well above the normal levels. Maharashtra will also continue to witness a steep rise in the temperatures with heatwave covering more pockets.
Temperatures will also witness a rise over several parts of Andhra Pradesh during the next 24 hours. Odisha and adjoining areas will also continue to record above normal maximums.
With no weather system affecting the plains of Northwest India, maximums will also witness a rise over the region giving relief from the sweltering conditions.
Updated on June 1, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Heatwave to make a turn around in 48 hours
Even though the heatwave conditions remained abated in the country, there were places continued to experience hot weather conditions. Seasonal hot day conditions will continue over the several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
With pre-Monsoon rains lashing to southern parts of the country, day temperatures have been settling in the range of 40°C to 44°C in the Central and Northwestern India.
At 44.0°C, Bundi in Rajasthan was the hottest city in the country on Tuesday. This was followed by Chandrapur (Maharashtra) and Rentachintala (Andhra Pradesh) at 43.6°C and Hanamkonda (Telangana) at 43.5°C.
Temperatures in Rajasthan have seen a considerable rise on Tuesday. Temperatures did settle in the 43°C bracket. And with the abatement of Western Disturbance and feeble trough, clear weather is in offing.
According to Skymet Weather, similar hot weather conditions will continue for at least 24 hours. Moreover, heatwave is likely to make a comeback anytime.
In the next 24-48hrs, isolated pockets of Vidarbha and Telangana are expected to be again trapped under heatwave like conditions.
Updated on May 31, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Heatwave continues to escape India
Heatwave conditions remain abated from the entire country on Monday as well. However, seasonal hot day conditions will continue over the several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
On account of pre-Monsoon rains, day temperatures have been settling in the range of 40°C to 44°C.
According to Skymet Weather, similar weather conditions will continue and no major change is likely in the temperature profile. Moreover, heatwave is not likely to make a comeback anytime before five to six days.
Updated on May 30, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Heatwave abates in India, plans a comeback soon
We have seen gradual decrease in temperature over the country and recently isolated pockets of Vidarbha and Telangana were under severe Heatwave conditions.
Now Heatwave has abated in almost entire country. Fairly widespread rain and thundershowers have occurred over entire northwestern and eastern plains.
The cool westerly winds from that area have dropped the temperature over many parts of South Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha leading to abatement of Heatwave conditions. Now we expect the temperatures to remain under check for another 48 hours across the country.
Thereafter, due to clear weather conditions over northwest and central India, temperature will again start rising, and the winds going from west and northwest will also become hot and dry over Pakistan and Rajasthan.
So we can expect a few pockets of Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana once again coming under heatwave conditions after 48 hours.
Many areas of Madhya Pradesh, Southeast Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Telangana and isolated pockets of Odisha will have 40°C temperatures. Despite the abatement of Heatwave conditions the weather will remain hot and uneasy over these places.
Updated on May 29, 2016 02:30 PM (IST): Heatwave to abate from the country for a while
We do not expect the heatwave to cover more parts in the country in another 2 to 3 days as humid southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea will continue over Gujarat and most parts of Rajasthan. These winds will keep the temperature in the affected regions under check.
Scattered light rainfall activities are expected over Telangana and isolated activity over Vidarbha in the next 24 to 48 hours. Therefore we do not expect the temperatures over that area to rise further.
As per Skymet Weather heatwave conditions are expected to remain under check for the time being. But after the scattered and isolated rainfall activity over the region’s one or two places, heatwave like conditions will make a comeback.
Updated on May 28, 106 02:30 PM (IST): Heatwave persists over isolated pockets of Telangana
Heatwave conditions have abated from most parts of the country. Pre-Monsoon showers have been keeping temperatures under check over many areas. While many areas have been observing temperatures above the 40-degree mark, heatwave continues to remain absent.
However, isolated pockets in Telangana have still been witnessing heatwave conditions. Areas including Ramagundam has been observing maximums at 46 degrees which happens to be about 4 degrees above the normal levels.
Areas in Coastal Andhra Pradesh have started to witness temperatures close to the normal levels as Pre-Monsoon showers have resulted in the abatement of heatwave.
However, during the next few days, temperatures may increase over some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by about 2 to 3 degrees, which may once again give rise to heatwave conditions.
Updated on May 27, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Heatwave in India to intensify before it subsides
The entire country is slowly coming out of the grip of heatwave. But there are places where the temperatures are running over 40 degrees Celsius. Mostly in places of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Whereas few places over Odisha and Gujarat face heatwave like conditions.
Heatwave conditions are still prevailing at isolated pockets of Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh. As per Skymet Weather, we can expect an increase of 2-3 degrees Celsius over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in next 2-3 days.
Therefore, isolated pockets of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh may also come under heatwave like conditions in next 2-3 days. Temperatures may reach in mid-40 degrees Celsius over these areas.
Updated on May 26, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Belt of heatwave in India shrinking gradually
Heatwave entered India long back in March, breaking several heat records over the last two months. We are now looking forward to welcoming Southwest Monsoon. Consequently, the heatwave belt it India has started shrinking.
Heatwave, which was severe in North, South, West and Central India even few days back, is now confined to isolated pockets of West Rajasthan, Telangana and Vidarbha. One or two places in Odisha are also witnessing heatwave at present. At 46.6°C, Ramagundam in Telangana was the hottest city in the country on Wednesday.
We are still in the second half of May, when few places in North and Central India normally witnesses temperatures rising above the 40-degree mark. For instance, yesterday maximum in Nagpur was just 1°C above normal at 44°C.
During the next 4 to 5 days, heatwave will be confined to isolated pockets of Rajasthan, Telangana and Vidarbha.
Updated on May 25, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Relief from heatwave on cards barring parts of Telangana, Odisha
Heatwave conditions is all set to gradually vacate most parts of country in span of next 2-3 days. West Rajasthan that was reeling under heatwave has already got some relief with marginal drop in temperatures.
However, parts of Telangana, Interior Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh are still under the ambit of heatwave. At 46.5°C, Titlagarh continues to be the hottest city in the country.
We expect, heatwave conditions to continue over these parts for next 2 days. Thereafter, pre-Monsoon showers are likely to make a comeback, leading to drop in day temperatures.
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Updated on May 24, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Heatwave tightens its grip over Telangana and Odisha yet again
Heatwave conditions have made a comeback over parts of Telangana and Odisha once again. Maximum temperatures across both the states are settling several notches above normal. At 46°C, Titlagarh in Odisha was the hottest city of the country on Monday.
Similar conditions were observed over adjoining region of Vidarbha in Maharashtra, wherein Nagpur recorded 45°C.
According to Skymet Weather, no relief is in offing as heatwave will further tighten its grip and cover more parts of the region. However, severe heatwave is not expected.
Isolated parts of Rajasthan, particularly western parts continue to reel under extremely hot weather. Phalodi witnessed 45.5°C, followed by Jaisalmer at 45.2°C.
Meanwhile, plains of North India including Delhi, Punjab and Haryana got major relief from the ongoing heatwave. Good rainfall was observed over several parts of the region on account of the fresh Western Disturbance and its induced cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan and Punjab.
Updated on May 23, 2016 01:00 PM (IST): Telangana once again under grip of heatwave
The much-awaited relief has now dawned upon the country as heatwave conditions are following a reducing trend.
During last 2 to 3 days, temperatures in West and South Rajasthan have witnessed a fall of 4 to 5 degree Celsius, leading to abatement of severe heatwave conditions. Gujarat and parts of Southwest Madhya Pradesh have also witnessed a drop in temperatures.
This change in temperature can be attributed to moderate south westerly winds coming from the Arabian Sea. Earlier the hot and dry westerly and north westerly winds from Sindh and Balochistan were increasing the temperatures. We expect this south westerly flow to continue for the next one week, leading to further drop in temperatures. The spread of heatwave will also keep reducing from now on.
The northern parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are still witnessing heatwave conditions with temperatures rising up to mid-forties. These areas will witness a marginal drop during next 24 hours but heatwave conditions will persist. In the northern plains, few places are still witnessing heatwave conditions. The highest maximum temperature of 47.5°C was recorded at Hisar in Haryana on Sunday.
Temperatures in Telangana have once again increased by 6 to 8 degrees during last 48 hours due to the passage of Cyclone Roanu. Till the time Cyclone Roanu was in close proximity to the East Coast, humid winds from Bay of Bengal reduced temperatures over Telangana and adjoining areas. Now, once again dry and hot winds from Northwest India are leading to rise in temperatures. Thus, heatwave is likely to persist for another 2 to 3 days. Thereafter, a fresh spell of rain is likely to bring down the mercury by May 28.
Updated on May 22, 2016 02:25 PM (IST): Severe heatwave to abate from Rajasthan
Severe heatwave conditions have been wreaking havoc over several areas of Rajasthan. While Phalodi was recording temperatures beyond 50 degrees, other areas in Rajasthan have started to witness maximums close to the 50-degree mark.
Presently, Churu and Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan are the hottest pockets in the country with the mercury settling at 49.2 degree Celsius.
Many areas in Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha are also observing heatwave conditions. In fact, isolated pockets in Delhi and Haryana have also been observing heatwave conditions.
Currently, hot westerly winds are prevailing over Rajasthan which are coming from Balochistan and Sindh province in Rajasthan. After two days, wind direction will change over Rajasthan and southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea will start blowing over the region which will bring down the temperatures over Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Updated on May 21, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): No relief in offing from ongoing severe heatwave over Northwest India
Relentless heat continues to engulf entire plains of Northwest India, especially parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Phalodi for the third consecutive day recorded day maximum at 50°C and was also the hottest city in the country on Friday.
Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh had recorded 46.6°C, while Wardha in Maharashtra witnesses 45.5°C.
Though there was a marginal drop in temperatures as compared to Thursday but they were still settling above normal by 5-7 degrees.
Skymet Weather predicts that no relief is likely from the extremely hot weather during next 3-4 days. Even, Delhi and parts of Haryana which had got some relief on account of easterly winds will once again witness rise in temperature.
Updated on May 20, 2016 02:30 PM (IST): Rajasthan and Gujarat continue to sizzle amidst extreme heat
The spree of record-breaking temperatures continues in Rajasthan and Gujarat. However, Delhi ceases to feature in the list of hottest places now.
Phalodi, Alwar and Churu have already crossed the 50-degree mark. On Thursday, Phalodi secured a place in history books by recording 51°C which is the highest day maximum ever recorded in India. Previously, Alwar in Rajasthan had witnessed 50.6°C in the year 1956.
While West Rajasthan and Gujarat are witnessing severe heatwave conditions, heatwave conditions are being observed in East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Gujarat and Madhya Maharashtra.
Temperatures have registered a drop over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and East India. Chhattisgarh and Telangana have also seen a marginal drop in day temperatures. This could be actually attributed to the cyclonic storm Roanu. Reversal of winds has taken place with westerly/northwesterly winds being replaced by easterly-southeasterly winds. Cyclone Roanu over Westecentral Bay of Bengal is responsible for the easterly flow of winds across eastern parts of the country. In fact, these relatively more humid and less hot winds are blowing up to Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Earlier the winds were coming from scorching hot regions of Balochistan and Sindh province in Pakistan, across Rajasthan, where temperatures are crossing the 50-degree mark.
After 48 hours the Cyclone Roanu will dissipate, leading to change in wind pattern. Hot and dry westerlies will once again start blowing over Haryana, Delhi and Western parts of Uttar Pradesh leading to rise in temperatures. Therefore, heatwave will make a comeback after 48 hours.
Westerly flow of winds will continue over most parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Gujarat for next few days.
Updated on May 19, 2016 01:30 PM (IST): Rajasthan, Gujarat Delhi sizzle as South enjoys pleasant weather
At a time when Cyclone alert has been sounded in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, Northern parts of the country are witnessing blistering heat. On Wednesday, day temperatures were significantly above normal, about 5°C or more in most places of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Rajasthan, leading to heatwave conditions. Heatwave conditions are being observed in Gujarat and West Madhya Pradesh as well.
In fact, severe heatwave conditions are being witnessed in some parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Phalodi has recorded 50.5°C, Churu 49.1°C, Jaisalmer 48.8°C and Barmer 48.6°C. Amritsar in Punjab recorded 45°C while Hisar was hotter at 46.8°C. Delhi also saw the mercury soar up to 46.4°C.
Seems like, the heatwave focus has shifted from Peninsular India to Central, West and North India. With the cyclone in proximity to the coastal areas of the Peninsular parts, temperatures have come down in the entire region. Thus, heatwave conditions have abated in Telangana as well.
The hills of North India are witnessing very hot weather conditions. Temperatures touching 30°C in these regions are nothing less than heatwave conditions. On May 18, Srinagar saw the maximum rise up to 31.0°C, which is 6°C above the average. Kullu is also sweltering at 36.5°C. No relief likely from high temperatures for another couple of days.
Updated on May 18, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): India's blistering heatwave kills 300 in Telangana
India’s killer heatwave is tightening its grip around Telangana and several parts of North India due to which death toll is relentlessly rising this summer. Almost 300 people have lost their lives to heat-related illnesses in Telangana this summer. Nalgonda district tops the chart with 90 deaths followed by Mahbubnagar with 44.
The heatwave conditions are equally bad in parts of Northwest India where Delhi has been witnessing soaring temperatures and Phalodi is consistently the hottest place in India. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are currently under the grip of heatwave as maximum temperature is settling 5-7 degrees above normal.
The hot weather from these places is not expected to observe any relief in next 24-48 hours and hot and dry westerly winds from Pakistan, where temperature is already reaching upto 50°C, will continue to blow over Northwest region of India.
Updated on May 17, 2016 11:30 AM (IST): Central and Northwest India reel under heatwave to severe heatwave
There seems to be no end to the relentless blazing hot weather conditions over Central and Northwest India. Particularly parts of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are reeling under severe heatwave conditions. Mercury has also surpassed 47-degree mark over few pockets of these states, making the weather unbearable.
At 47.5°C, Phalodi in Rajasthan was the hottest city in the country on Monday. This was followed by Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh at 47.1°C.
While, parts of Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are witnessing heatwave conditions with day maximums settling in the range of 43°C to 46°C. Delhi (Palam Observatory) recorded maximum temperature of 45.2°C, Varanasi 45.1°C and Wardha 45°C.
According to Skymet Weather, we do not expect any respite from the ongoing scorching heat for at least next 4-5 days. In absence of any weather system, hot and dry northwesterly winds will continue to blow over entire plains of Central and Northwest India.
However, gradual drop is expected in the maximum temperature over Vidarbha region of Maharashtra but heatwave or heatwave like conditions will continue to prevail for next 24 hours.
Updated on May 16, 2016 03:00 PM (IST): Heatwave strengthens over Central India and few pockets of Rajasthan, Delhi and UP
As the pre-Monsoon rains have started to become strong in the southern parts of the country, the central part of India is bearing the brunt in the worst possible way. Even though the pre-Monsoon showers have made heatwave abate in the country, the central part of India especially Madhya Pradesh is reeling under high temperatures of 45 degree Celsius and above.
The last Sunday was the hottest day of the season so far as maximum temperatures in the state crossed the 45 degree Celsius mark at most places. Nowgong in Madhya Pradesh recorded a tumultuous 46.5 degree Celsius.
Few places in Madhya Pradesh received traces of scanty rainfall providing no much respite from the heatwave like conditions. Places like Sagar and Gwalior were among such places to get the scanty rainfall.
The reasons for such high raised temperatures are the conclusion of pre-Monsoon activities in the central parts of India and sudden change in the wind directions. Winds are blowing from Northwest and western direction up to central India. These winds are hot & dry and with no weather activity in the region, the sun gets enough access to make the conditions like heatwave.
With no weather activity for the time being, the temperatures are likely to remain around 45 degree Celsius mark.
After good Pre-Monsoon showers lashed several areas of the country, heatwave conditions had abated from several areas. However, now heatwave has once again made a comeback over Central and parts of Peninsular India.
Currently, temperatures in Madhya Pradesh have significantly increased resulting in severe heatwave conditions. Many cities have been recording maximums above the 45-degree mark. In fact, Khajuraho is the hottest city in India at 46.4 degrees. These conditions are likely to remain the same for the next 2 to 3 days.
The state of Maharashtra has also witnessed a significant increase in temperatures. Areas which were observing temperatures close to 40 degrees have witnessed a rise. Nagpur has recorded a maximum of 44.8 degree Celsius which is above the normal levels.
Rajasthan continues to remain hot with no improvement likely in the conditions. In fact, Central, Northwest and isolated pockets of Peninsular India will continue to witness a rise in maximums during the next three to four days.
Updated on May 14, 2016 12:45 PM (IST): Heatwave returns over Northwest and Central India
As reiterated by Skymet Weather, heatwave conditions have made a comeback over Northwest and Central parts of the country. Several parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pardesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Gujarat are witnessing temperatures in mid 40s.
After good spell of pre-Monsoon showers, all the weather systems have clear away the region. In wake of this, hot and dry northwesterly winds have been blowing over these parts of the country. This has led to steep increase in the maximum temperatures.
No respite is likely from the scorching heat for next few days and mercury will continue to soar, though marginally.
Updated on May 13, 2016 11:45 AM (IST): Heatwave likely to make a comeback over some parts
Heatwave has remained far away from almost all parts of the country so far owing to the good Pre-Monsoon showers lashing several areas. However, most areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat remained dry resulting in an increase in temperatures over isolated pockets.
Rajasthan and Gujarat continue to witness sky high maximums. Most areas in the two states have been observing maximums above the normal levels. During the next few days, these regions are likely to remain dry resulting in further increase in the maximums.
Now, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and isolated pockets in Telangana have also witnessed a marginal rise in temperatures. So much so that maximums have been settling above the 40-degree mark, close to 45 degrees over a few areas of the states. While heatwave conditions will remain confined over Rajasthan, the above mentioned areas are likely to witness heatwave like conditions during the next 24 hours.
However, even now, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka will continue to witness Pre-Monsoon showers which will result in comfortable weather conditions over the region. Also, temperatures in East India will also continue to settle close to the normal levels due to cool winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal.
Updated on May 12, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): Heatwave remains far away from India
Good Pre-Monsoon showers continue to lash the Indian region giving good rains over several parts of the country. However, Gujarat and Rajasthan have been observing hot weather conditions with temperatures being recorded above 40 degrees at several places.
East India has been witnessing scattered Pre-Monsoon rains which have kept the temperatures under check. However, Odisha has witnessed some rise in maximums with Bhabanipatna recording its maximum as 42.5 degree Celsius which is just a notch above the normal levels.
North India has been witnessing maximums close to the normal levels. No heatwave conditions are being observed over the region. In fact, some weather activity has been keeping the sky high temperatures far away from the region. The hills of North India will continue to remain cool with more rains likely over the region.
Also, parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been witnessing warm weather conditions with no heatwave being observed over the region. Good Pre-Monsoon showers in Kerala have also resulted in a drop in temperatures.
During the next few days, heatwave conditions will remain abated from most parts of India. However, temperatures in Rajasthan and Gujarat are likely to soar even further.
Updated on May 11, 2016 02:00 PM (IST): West Rajasthan to get hotter, heatwave to abate from Kerala soon
Since the past few days in most parts of the country, the heatwave has abated except some pockets in West Rajasthan and north Kerala.
However, due to continuous pre-monsoon activities over Kerala, the temperatures are expected to fall, abating heatwave. As of now weather of West Rajasthan will remain dry for another 3 to 4 days leading to further rise in temperature and we expect that some more pockets in the region will come under heatwave like conditions.
While West Rajasthan crackles in heatwave the central, southern and eastern parts of the country will continue to get on and off thunderstorm and thundershowers activities. Therefore, temperatures in these areas may increase by one or two degrees but it will not be enough to reach heatwave like conditions.
Temperatures of western parts of the country will be high and the temperatures of other parts of the country will be under check.
Pre-Monsoon activities continue to affect several parts of the country. So much so that heatwave remains abated from most areas and warm weather prevails.
However, many areas in West Rajasthan continues to sizzle with above maximum temperatures. In fact, Phalodi in Rajasthan has observed its maximum as 48 degree Celsius, which is the highest of the season. Many other cities in the region have also been witnessing high maximums. Temperatures in almost all areas have been recorded above the 40-degree mark.
On the other hand, heatwave continues to give a miss over parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Here, the maximums have been settling close to the normal levels. Hyderabad in Telangana has been witnessing Pre-Monsoon showers on a continuous basis which have kept the temperatures under check. Similar conditions are likely to remain during the next few days as well.
Most parts of East and Central India have also been observing normal temperatures and no heatwave is likely over the region during the next few days. Temperatures in the Northern plains have also been settling close to the normal levels and conditions will remain the same for a few more days.
Updated on May 09, 2016 01:10 PM (IST): Pre-Monsoon showers keep heatwave at bay
Most parts of the country are witnessing warm weather conditions as heatwave conditions remain abated from several regions. Pre-Monsoon showers in many areas have been keeping the temperatures under check.
However, one pocket in the country, which is Rajasthan remains the hottest state in the country. Also, isolated pockets of the state have been witnessing heatwave conditions. So much so that the maximum in Phalodi, Rajasthan has been settling at 46.5 degree Celsius. While a few parts of the state are likely to witness dust storm activity, other areas will remain dry and no change in temperatures is expected for the next 24 hours or so.
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh which were reeling under intense heatwave conditions have witnessed a drop in temperatures as Pre-Monsoon rains have lashed several parts of the region. isolated rain in Maharashtra has also resulted in a drop in temperatures with heatwave abating from the region.
Temperatures have also dropped in many areas of East India including Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. Here, rain in isolated pockets have given marginal relief from hot weather conditions.
Updated on May 08, 2016 05:00 PM (IST): Heatwave continues to remain abated from most parts
Heatwave conditions continue to remain far away from the country as Pre-Monsoon showers over several parts have kept the temperatures under check. While Peninsular India continues to witness comfortable weather conditions, Rajasthan remains hot.
Many areas in Rajasthan have been observing hot weather conditions during the last 24 hours. So much so that the maximums have been soaring and are being recorded above the 40-degree mark. Currently, Phalodi in Rajasthan is the hottest city in India.
Temperatures in North India are close to the normal levels. However, there may be some increase in the maximums during the next 24 hours. isolated areas in Central India have also been observing above normal temperatures. On the other hand, several areas in Gujarat have been reeling under hot weather conditions for the past few days.
A Western Disturbance is approaching the Western Himalayas, which may result in some isolated weather activity over the Northwestern Plains after 24 hours. This may result in a drop in maximums, but this will happen only after 48 hours.
A few areas in Odisha including Bhubaneswar have been observing maximums above the 40-degree mark. isolated pockets of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal are also recording maximum temperatures above 40 degrees. However, heatwave conditions are not prevailing over these areas.
Updated on May 07, 2016 12:30 PM (IST): India breathes a sigh of relief as heatwave remains missing
At present, there is no heatwave condition in any part of the country. However, temperatures are lying between 40 and 42 degree Celsius in some parts of Odisha, Gujarat and South Rajasthan.
Isolated places in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are also witnessing maximums in the lower forties. Normally, day temperatures rise up to 40°C in the above-mentioned regions during this time of the year. Therefore, it is nothing unusual.
Temperatures are expected to increase gradually over the plains of Northwest and Central India during the next 2 to 3 days. But, heatwave is not expected to make a comeback very soon. Nevertheless, weather will become hot and uncomfortable. Pre-Monsoon showers are once again expected from May 10 onwards in the northern plains and Central India.
Updated on May 06, 2016 11:30 AM (IST): Pre-Monsoon rain wins over heatwave across India
The month of May brought a sigh of relief for people reeling under heatwave conditions for about a month in East, Central and Peninsular India.
Heatwave conditions have now abated from almost the entire country. However, isolated places in Odisha including Bhubaneswar are still witnessing heatwave like conditions. Temperatures have registered a drop due to scattered rainfall activities over Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
Though heatwave has abated, temperatures are still settling in the lower forties. Maximums are between 40 to 42 degree Celsius over parts of Southeast Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Telangana, Odisha and North Interior Karnataka. But, such weather conditions cannot be termed as heatwave because normally in the month of May temperatures reach the 40-degree mark in the above-mentioned regions. On Thursday, Bhubaneswar was the hottest place in the country with maximum at 43.5 degree Celsius.
As of now, scattered rainfall activities will continue over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. We do not foresee any steep rise in temperatures for the next few days. Therefore, temperatures will not rise up to mid-forties and heatwave is not expected to make a comeback very soon.
Updated on May 05, 2016 12:45 PM (IST): Day temperatures settle near normal but mercury still exceeding 40°C
Heatwave conditions have abated from almost all parts of the country and day temperatures are now settling near normal or slightly above normal. However, one or two places are still facing heatwave like conditions.
Barring parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, almost entire India had recorded pre-Monsoon rain and thundershowers during last 24 hours. Several places have also recorded hailstorm which is one of the main reason behind the significant drop in temperatures.
However, day maximums will continue to exceed 40-degree mark, particularly over parts of East and Peninsular India. According to weathermen, these pre-Monsoon activities are generally triggered by heat and moisture available in the air. Thus, these rains mostly occur in late afternoon or evening hours and by that time mercury has already peaked.
On Wednesday, Malegaon in Maharashtra was the hottest city in the country with maximum temperatures of 45.5°C.
Skymet Wearther predicts that heatwave conditions are not likely to return at least till May 12.
Updated on May 04, 2016 11:45 AM (IST): Rajasthan, Odisha, Marathwada reel under blazing heat
With increase in pre-Monsoon rain and thundershowers, heatwave conditions have abated from most parts of the country. However isolated places of South Rajasthan, North Interior Karnataka, Odisha and Marathwada region are still experiencing heatwave or heatwave like conditions.
Although temperatures have decreased over most parts of the country, but day maximums are still exceeding 40°C.
According to Skymet Weather, Rajasthan is likely to get isolated rain and dust storm activities during next 24-48 hours. Similarly, pre-Monsoon rain is expected to increase over North West Bengal, Odisha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra. All these activities will bring down the temperatures and heatwave conditions will abate from these areas also.
Maximum temperatures are expected to start rising again after April 6 over Northwest and East India. However, it will not very sharp rise as earlier.
Some places may again come under the ambit of heatwave but it will not be widespread as another spell of pre-Monsoon rain and thundershowers is expected from May 9.
Updated on May 03, 2016 2:45 PM (IST): Heatwave to shrink its ambit, to prevail in pockets only
Heatwave has gradually started shrinking its ambit across the country. With pre-Monsoon showers picking up pace, temperatures have also started dropping marginally leading to reduction in severe heatwave.
However, several parts of the country still witnessed high day temperatures on Monday. This included areas of Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Vidharbha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
Delhi was exceptionally hot on May 2 as temperatures soared to 46.2°C, which was seven degrees above normal.
According to Skymet Weather, we expect rain and thundershower activities to peak on May 4 and 5, which will result in further drop in day temperatures. From May 4 to May 6, we expect heatwave to be confined to few pockets only that too of low intensity.
Updated on May 02, 2016 1:45 PM (IST): Heatwave to abate from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Intense heatwave has now gripped Rajasthan. Here, the temperatures are being recorded above the normal levels. So much so that the maximums have reached the 45-degree mark. Phalodi continues to sizzle at 46.5 degree Celsius. Several other areas including Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Churu have been observing heatwave conditions.
Now, light rain is likely in Rajasthan during the next 24 to 48 hours. These thundershowers will result in a marginal drop in temperatures abating heatwave conditions from the state.
Uttar Pradesh, which has been reeling under intense heatwave conditions will now experience some relief. Isolated thunderstorm activity over the state will bring down the sky high maximums.
East India will also get some relief from extremely hot weather conditions. During the next 48 hours, thundershowers are likely over parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, and parts of Bihar. These conditions will give marginal relief from hot weather conditions.
The hills of North India including Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have also been reeling under heatwave conditions. Scattered rainfall activity will bring some relief from the prevailing weather conditions. Delhi may also get some relief from extremely hot weather conditions as thunderstorm activity may occur in the region tomorrow.
However, as far as Kerala is concerned, conditions are likely to remain the same. Weather will remain hot and temperatures may increase even further.
Updated on May 01, 2016 4:00 PM (IST): Pre-monsoon activities to knock on the doors of India in next 48 hours
Heatwave conditions prevailing at many places over Bihar and at one or two place over Odisha, Kerala and Gangetic West Bengal and few places over Telangana, Vidarbha, West Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh.
Now we expect that Heatwave conditions will continue over another 24 hour over all these parts of country. But from May 2 evening, moist southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea will start blowing over northwestern parts of India. This will increase humidity level and isolated thundershowers and dust storm activities will commence over parts of north Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh.
By May 3, many other parts of the country such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will also experience scattered thundershower activates leading to abatement of heatwave conditions from most parts of the country.
In simpler terms we can say that many parts of the country will receive the first pre-monsoon of 2016.
The April of 2016 was one of the driest and hottest in last 5 years. Previously in 2010, similar condition in April was observed where the temperatures were this high and there was scarce rainfall activity in the country.
Updated on April 30, 2016 3:00 PM (IST): Patna records highest maximum, heatwave kills 143 in Telangana
Relentless heatwave conditions continue to wreak havoc over several parts of India. So much so that record breaking temperatures have been observed. On April 29, Patna recorded 44.3 degree Celsius as its maximum which happens to be the highest maximum in a decade.
The state of Telangana has also been reeling under intense heatwave conditions. So much so that the death toll has reached 143. Deaths due to heat stroke and other heat related diseases have been reported during the past few weeks. The state has also observed the second successive drought has been declared in the state.
While East India has been reeling under intense heatwave conditions. Conditions are expected to improve during the next few days. In fact, some parts of Odisha and West Bengal have already registered a marginal drop in temperatures. During the next few days, rains in Odisha and adjoining areas will improve the situation even further.
As far as Northwest India is concerned, temperatures are likely to witness a rise during the next 24 to 48 hours. Heatwave is likely to grip several parts of the region. Many cities in Madhya Pradesh are also witnessing intense heatwave conditions. So much so that many areas have recorded maximums above the 40-degree mark.
Kerala is also under the grip of heatwave conditions. Many areas have been recording above normal maximums. Several cities have recorded temperatures above the 40-degree mark as well.
Updated on April 29, 2016 02:30 PM (IST): No respite in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Odisha from heatwave
Isolated pockets also recorded severe heatwave conditions. For instance, Bhubaneswar was the hottest city of the country at 45.3°C that was eight degrees above normal.
Despite recording some light rain and thunderstorm activity, temperatures have refused to come down. Day maximums can be still seen settling in the range from 42°C to 45°C.
According to Skymet Weather, we can expect some more weather activity along with thundersqualls over these states on account of wind discontinuity and trough over Interior Peninsular India and East India, respectively. However, they will not be sufficient enough to drop the mercury during next 24 hours.
Kerala is another state in the country which is witnessing abnormally high day temperatures, resulting in heatwave conditions. Reportedly, heatwave has returned to the southern state after almost 29 years.
Moreover, heatwave has further extended its ambit and included Rajasthan. Maximum temperatures have already increased significantly and are likely to witness further rise in next 48 hours. On Thursday, Phalodi in Rajasthan recorded maximum temperature of 45°C.
Updated on April 28, 2016 1:20 PM (IST): No relief in West Bengal, Maharashtra from heatwave
Rain in Odisha and Telangana has brought marginal relief from severe heatwave conditions over the state. However, these light rain and thunderstorm activities did not have much impact on the temperatures as day maximums continued to settle above 42°C.
On April 27, Patna in Bihar recorded 43.6°C which is the highest in last decade. While, Ranchi in Jharkhand witnessed highest in last five years at 42°C. This was followed by Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh that recorded highest day temperature in last six years at 43°C.
Moreover, these blazing heat conditions will continue to prevail over the region for next 24 to 48 hours.
According to Skymet Weather, relief is only likely during the first week of May. Weather models are indicating increase in pre-Monsoon activity that will lead to abatement of heatwave conditions from parts of the country.
Updated on April 27, 2016 12:20 PM (IST): Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand reel under heatwave
Bihar, Jharkhand, Interior Odisha and parts of Gangetic West Bengal continue to reel under heatwave conditions despite recording some thundershowers. During last 24 hours, we have seen marginal drop in temperatures due to isolated rain activity over Odisha, South Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
Though there is very little relief from the ongoing hot weather but still most parts of country are witnessing day temperatures between 42°C and 45°C.
At present, wind discontinuity can be seen from South Chhattisgarh up to Comorin area across Telangana, Rayalaseema, Interior Karnataka and Interior Tamil Nadu.
Besides this, another trough is running from West Bengal up to Interior Odisha.
In wake if these systems, isolated rain and thunderstorm activity will continue but as they will be very patchy in nature and short duration. Hence, these weather activities will not be able to have much effect on temperature profile.
Updated on April 26, 2016 01:20 PM (IST): Severe heatwave continues to wreak havoc over India
Soaring mercury has refused to come down and so does the severe heatwave conditions. Maximum temperatures continue to settle between 42°C and 45°C over several parts of the country.
Particularly parts of Odisha, wherein temperatures are reaching up to 46°C as well. Titlagarh for the seven consecutive days has been recording the country's highest maximum temperature. On Monday, it recorded 46°C.
Though, Odisha has witnessed a marginal drop of one or two degrees but that has not impacted the prevailing hot weather conditions. Similar conditions were seen over Telangana and Rayalaseema also.
East Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra also continue with the heatwave conditions but of lesser intensity.
According to Skymet Weather, no major change is likely in the temperature profile for next 24 hours as well.
Updated on April 25, 2016 11:20 AM (IST): Tirupati sizzles with highest maximum in April
Extreme to severe heatwave conditions continue to cause trouble in several parts of the country. Several cities have been recording temperatures above the 40-degree mark. So much so that the intense heatwave has also reached up to the coastal state of Tamil Nadu.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been reeling under heatwave conditions. Several areas have been recording temperatures well above the normal levels. Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh has recorded its maximum as 45.7 degrees which happens to be the highest on record during the month of April. No relief is expected over the region as rains will remain absent for quite some time now.
Temperatures in Odisha are on a constant rise. In fact, Titlagarh which is currently the hottest pocket in the country at 48.5 degrees, has also recorded its highest maximum ever. Several other cities including Angul, Balasore, and Bhawanipatna are observing severe heatwave conditions.
Other parts of East India including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal have also been reeling under heatwave conditions. Temperatures continue to be above the normal levels and no relief is in sight as rains will not be making an appearance for at least a week.
Meanwhile, North and Central India continue to be spared from the heatwave conditions. Here, the temperatures are running close to the normal levels. However, after 48 hours, temperatures are likely to increase and the region will once again come under the grip of heatwave.
On the other hand, relief is expected in some parts of South India. Tamil Nadu in particular will witness a marginal drop in temperatures but this relief will be short lived and maximums will again witness a rise after a few days.
Updated on April 24, 2016 01:00 PM (IST): Severe heatwave expands to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Severe heatwave conditions have thrown life out of gear for most parts of the country. On one hand, Northeast India is being lashed by Pre-Monsoon showers, on the other, East and Peninsular India have been reeling under severe heatwave conditions.
Presently, heatwave conditions have almost abated from most parts of Central and Northwest India. Temperatures have witnessed a drop in several states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi-NCR.
However, East India continues to remain under the tight grip of severe heatwave conditions. Here, each day, a new record is set as far as maximums are concerned. While West Bengal has already been observing extremely high temperatures, maximums are on a high in both Bihar and Jharkhand as well.
The one state that has been reeling under severe heatwave conditions is Odisha. Here, Titlagarh is boiling with the maximum settling at 48 degrees. Several other places including Angul, Balasore, Bhawanipatna and Chandbali have been recording maximums close to 45 degrees.
While Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu were observing temperatures close to the normal levels, heatwave has spread its wings over these areas as well. Now, maximums have risen by a good 3 to 4 degrees over these areas. Areas including Vellore, Nellore, Salem, Tirupati, and Nellore have been observing maximums above the 40-degree mark.
Telangana continues to remain hot with above normal maximums. In fact, even Kerala is witnessing above normal temperatures now. These conditions will persist for some time now. Maximums will continue to increase during the next few days.
Updated on April 23, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): Severe heatwave tighten its grip over India, 72 dead in Odisha
Heatwave has further tightened its grip over several parts of the country, particularly over parts of Odisha. On Friday, Titlagarh in Odisha has recorded season's highest maximum temperature at 47.5°C. Prior to this, city has already broken its own record four times.
At least 72 people have been reported dead in Odisha so far, due to the sweltering hot weather conditions over the state
Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra are no different and have been recording maximum temperature above 45°C. Sundargarh has recorded 46°C and so does Brahampuri. Angul also settled at 45.5°C and Bankura at 45.3°C.
After remaining on the lower side, heatwave has also made a comeback over parts of Telangana and Rayalaseema.
Heatwave has gripped parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, which is not very common. Coastal parts of the state tend to suffer more under heatwave as it is also combined with high levels of humidity. This has more severe impact on the people than in interiors.
Similarly hilly state of Himachal Pradesh is also observing heatwave conditions over its low-lying areas. Hilly states observe heatwave when maximum temperature more than 35°C.
According to Skymet Weather, no relief in sight as pre-Monsoon showers continue to be absent from the region. Moreover, we do not expect any significant weather activity in near future.
Updated on April 22, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): Intense heatwave grips more parts of India
Many parts of the country are reeling under intense heatwave conditions for the past few days. East India including Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal have been observing extremely high temperatures. So much so that Titlagarh in Odisha at 47 degrees Celsius has broken its 10 years maximum record for the month of April.
The Western Disturbance affecting the hills of North India have resulted in light scattered rain over a few areas of Punjab and North Rajasthan. However, Uttar Pradesh continues to remain under the tight grip of severe heatwave conditions. Many areas in the state have been witnessing above normal temperatures. For instance, Allahabad has recorded its maximum as 44°C, which is 4 degrees above normal.
Central India has also been experiencing hot weather conditions with intense heatwave being present over isolated pockets of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Many areas in Maharashtra have also been observing high maximums. While the absence of rains have resulted in a severe drought over the state, temperatures continue to soar every day. The worst part is that no weather system is affecting the sttae which means Maharashtra will continue to reel under such hot weather conditions.
With Nizamabad and Ramagundam recording maximums above the 45-degree mark, intense heatwave also continues to wreak havoc over several areas of Telangana. Andhra Pradesh has also not been left far behind as many cities have been recording maximums 5 to 6 degrees above the normal levels.
While coastal areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been observing isolated showers, rains will remain absent from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Here's a look at the temperatures in several parts of country where heatwave continues to wreak havoc:
Barring Northeast India, hills of North India and isolated areas of South India, other parts of the country will continue to witness extremely hot weather conditions with no relief in sight.
Updated on April 21, 2016 11:30 AM (IST): Severe heatwave conditions prevailing in many parts of India
Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are persisting over few parts of Jharkhand and many parts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. Parts of Gangetic West Bengal, East and South Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Marathwada and Telangana will also witness heatwave conditions during next 24 hours.
There is a trough extending up to East Uttar Pradesh from Northeastern states across Bihar and Gangetic West Bengal. Nevertheless, rain and thundershowers are not expected over these areas due to insufficient moisture content. Therefore, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will continue to reel under oppressive heat.
Here's a look at the temperatures in other parts of country reeling under heatwave conditions:
Central parts of India including Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will continue to have dry weather conditions with almost clear skies. Therefore, not much change in temperature expected. Temperatures in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of North Interior Karnataka will rise further. Thus, we can expect heatwave conditions to expand in coming days.
This year pre-Monsoon showers have practically remained nil. Only on and off patchy light rains have occurred over Maharashtra and isolated parts of Odisha but failed to bring down the temperatures.
Updated on April 20, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): Telangana to come under the ambit of heatwave once again
Heatwave this time around entered the country quite early. Most parts of Telangana and Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh were among the first ones to witness heatwave conditions in 2016. Till about the first week of April, heatwave-related deaths in the state had reached 111 people. Since then temperatures have been above 40°C in the state but as such there was relief from heatwave conditions.
Odisha has been the hottest pocket since the beginning of April as well. In the coming days, heatwave conditions will continue to prevail over pockets of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, East Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and East Madhya Pradesh.
Here’s a look at the places which have recorded above 44°C: