Temperature over India likely to rise by 4.4 degrees Celsius by end of 21st century, says govt report
India's average temperature has risen by around 0.7 degree Celsius during 1901-2018, largely on account of Green House Gases-induced warming, states the report by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
In addition to this, IMD said Tripura and Mizoram are also very likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 24 hours.
In the first fortnight of the month, the peak power demand met was recorded at 141.87GW on May 15, registering a slump of over 22 per cent.
Naresh Kumar, senior scientist, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday informed that Churu, which is also known as the gateway to the Thar Desert, recorded 50 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Heatwave conditions at many places with severe heatwave in isolated pockets are very likely over Vidarbha, west Rajasthan, the IMD said.
Heat hinders normalcy: Sambalpur residents pushed indoors due to weather despite lockdown relaxations
Sambalpur has been sweltering for the last few days with temperature hovering above 40 degree Celsius. Humidity has only added to the woes of the residents who prefer to stay at home during the day.
The district had recorded a high of 50.2 degrees Celsius on May 19, 2016, according to the MeT department here.
Heat conditions will persist over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, east Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha till May 28.
Vijayapura sizzles at 45.3o C, its highest in recorded history; For first time, heatwave warning issued in state
Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days
On Sunday, the state recorded a scorching maximum temperature of 46.3 degree Celsius at Bhoraj in Adilabad.
On Saturday, the national capital recorded a maximum of 46.2 degrees Celsius -- the highest this season.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) extended its heatwave warning till Monday, as temperatures continued to soar across Telangana on Saturday.
Not much respite can be expected from the soaring temperatures as the India Meteorological Department has forecast that heatwave conditions will continue for at least two more days.
Heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is 45 degree Celsius for two consecutive days and severe heatwave is when the mercury touches the 47 degree Celsius mark for two days on the trot.