Ugh, this deadly heat! Today is the hottest day of the season in Delhi… How far has the monsoon reached, what is the Meteorological Department saying?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: Heat has wreaked havoc in the entire North India. The heat of the sun has scorched people. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert on Sunday regarding heat wave in many northern states including Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana. In fact, today the maximum temperature in Delhi was 45.4 degrees. This is 5 degrees more than normal. Today was the hottest day of the season in Delhi. Heat wave hit the base station Safdarjung for the first time. The maximum temperature in Mangeshpur and Najafgarh was more than 48 degrees. There is a possibility of light rain on May 31. After which the temperature may drop to 43 degrees. On the other hand, the Meteorological Department said that the southwest monsoon has reached the Andaman Islands and is going to reach Kerala by May 31. Monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai between June 10 and 11.

Fire is raining from the sky in Rajasthan

Meteorological Department scientist Naresh Kumar says, 'The highest temperature of 51 degrees Celsius has been recorded in Phalodi in western Rajasthan. The next 3-4 days will remain the same in Rajasthan and a red alert has been issued. After this, the temperature will gradually decrease. A red alert has also been issued in Haryana. There is an orange alert for 2 days for Punjab and after that a red alert has been issued. Officials have advised people in the affected areas to stay indoors during the hottest time of the day, limit fluid intake and avoid exercise.'

How far has the monsoon reached?

The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rains in Kerala till May 29 and has also issued a 'yellow alert' in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. The Meteorological Department has forecast that some areas of Kerala may receive thunderstorms with strong winds at a speed of 30-40 kmph on Sunday. As a precaution, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning to fishermen to avoid going into the sea till further notice. The department says, 'People living in coastal areas are advised to move to safe places.'

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