From Jammu to Kerala… on one hand there is severe heat and on the other hand there is the entry of monsoon, know the weather condition across the country

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Severe heat continues to wreak havoc in many states of the country including Delhi-NCR. Delhi has recorded the highest temperature in the country. However, there has been some relief after drizzle in many areas of Delhi-NCR on Wednesday evening. At the same time, heat wave alert has been issued in states like Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Haryana and Punjab. At the same time, monsoon may knock in Kerala and North East states today. Amidst the scorching heat, the demand for electricity has also increased across the country. Read the weather update across the country.Relief from heat after rain in Delhi
There was a sudden change in the weather in the capital Delhi on Wednesday evening and the sky became cloudy and there was light drizzle in some areas, which brought some relief to the people of Delhi. The Meteorological Department had predicted light rain and strong winds at a speed of 30-40 kmph in and around many places in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday. The Meteorological Department, however, said that the temperature increased and the maximum temperature was recorded at 52.3 degrees Celsius at 4:14 pm (before the change in weather). The maximum temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Delhi's Mungeshpur area on Wednesday, which is the highest temperature ever recorded in the national capital.

Temperature in Jammu and Kashmir is close to 45 degrees
The temperature in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir continues to rise and on Wednesday the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 44.8 degrees Celsius which is about 5.7 degrees more than the average temperature of this season. Meteorological Department officials said that the region has been experiencing severe heat for the last one week and since May 16, the temperature is being recorded above 40 degrees Celsius continuously. They said that the day temperature in Jammu city was about 5.7 degrees Celsius more than the average of this season. The Meteorological Department said that the temperature in Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi temple, was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius while the temperature in Leh city was 21 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, the temperature in Kathua, which is called the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir, was recorded at 46.1 degrees Celsius while Samba recorded 44.7 degrees Celsius, Udhampur 42 degrees Celsius and Reasi 41.7 degrees Celsius.

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The hottest day of the season in Shimla and Una
Shimla and Una cities of Himachal Pradesh experienced the hottest day of this season on Wednesday. The temperature in Una city was recorded at 46.0 degrees Celsius, which was the highest in at least 19 years. The temperature in Neri of Una district was even higher at 46.3 degrees Celsius. Meteorological Department officials said that earlier the maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees was recorded in Una city in June 2005, May 2013 and June 2019. Shimla experienced the hottest day of the season on Monday, where the maximum temperature was recorded at 31.6 degrees Celsius. The heat continued to rise in Shimla as well and the maximum temperature was recorded at 31.7 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh was recorded at 44.5 degrees, six to eight degrees above normal.

Monsoon knocked in Kerala and Northeast
The southwest monsoon is likely to reach the Kerala coast and parts of the Northeast on Thursday, a day ahead of forecast. “Conditions are favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon over Kerala during the next 24 hours,” the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. The weather office had on May 15 predicted the onset of monsoon over Kerala by May 31. The normal date of arrival of monsoon over Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam is June 5. “During this period, conditions are becoming favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of south Arabian Sea, Maldives, Comorin, remaining parts of Lakshadweep, southwest and central Bay of Bengal, northeast Bay of Bengal and northeastern states,” the IMD said.

Severe heat continues in Rajasthan
The period of severe heat continued in Rajasthan on Wednesday as well where the maximum temperature was recorded at 48.2 degrees Celsius in Pilani. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature has decreased by 1-3 degrees Celsius at many places in the last 24 hours. According to the Meteorological Center Jaipur, on Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 48.2 degrees in Pilani, 47.7 degrees in Churu, 47.5 degrees in Alwar, 47.2 degrees in Vanasthali, 47.0 degrees in Phalodi, 46.9 degrees in Ganganagar and 46.0 degrees Celsius in the capital Jaipur. Almost the whole of Rajasthan is in the grip of severe heat for several days and according to the Meteorological Department, the heat wave is likely to subside from May 31. From May 31 to June 2, there is a possibility of thunderstorms and rain in some parts of Jaipur, Bikaner, Bharatpur divisions in the state. From June 1, there will be relief from the scorching heat in the state and the maximum temperature will come down below 45 degrees Celsius in most parts.

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