Weather Update Temperature In Delhi To Rise Again, Parts Of Kerala To Recieve Heavy Rainfall: IMD

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New Delhi: While some parts of the country witnessed a drop in mercury on Tuesday, hot weather conditions persisted in Haryana and Punjab with maximum temperatures hovering above normal limits at most places. According to the latest bulletin share by the meteorological department Gurugram in Haryana was the hottest place with a high of 44.5 degrees Celsius.

Among other places in Haryana, Hisar recorded a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius, Sirsa 43.6 degrees Celsius, Rohtak 43.1 degrees Celsius and Bhiwani 42.9 degrees Celsius.

Ambala and Karnal, however, got some respite from the sweltering heat. The mercury came down to 38.6 degrees Celsius from 41.7 degrees Celsius on Monday in Ambala, while Karnal recorded a high of 38 degrees Celsius.

Partly cloudy sky provided a marginal relief from the intense heat in Delhi on Tuesday but the mercury is predicted to rise again and hit the 45-degree mark over the next few days, weather forecasters said. At the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, the maximum temperature settled at 41.1 degrees Celsius as against 42.4 degrees Celsius on Monday. It was 45.6 degrees Celsius, the highest this year so far, on Sunday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the mercury will rise to 43 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and hit the 45-degree Celsius mark by Friday.  The Met office has issued a “yellow” alert warning of a heatwave in parts of the city on Friday.
In Punjab, Bathinda sizzled at 43.4 degrees Celsius and Amritsar recorded a high of 40.8 degrees Celsius. The mercury settled at a high of 40.7 degrees Celsius in Ludhiana and at 39.6 degrees Celsius in Patiala.
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a maximum temperature of 39.8 degrees Celsius.

Kerala

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued an Orange alert in nine districts in Kerala for today while it issued the same for seven districts on Wednesday indicating heavy rainfall.

Even though the Red alert, which indicates extremely heavy rainfall, issued in the last few days at various districts has been withdrawn, various weather forecasting centres in the country have predicted isolated heavy rains across the state.

The IMD has issued an Orange alert today for the districts of Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. However, for tomorrow, there is no Orange alert for Ernakulam and Idukki.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday said that the cyclonic circulation which was situated near Lakshadweep area has moved towards Kerala and predicted isolated heavy rains in some parts of the state.

(with PTI inputs)



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