Weather has changed in Delhi-Noida, it will rain today too, read IMD's alert

Ananya Shroff
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Weather has changed in Delhi-Noida, it will rain today too, read IMD's alert

New Delhi: The condition of many states across the country including the capital Delhi is bad due to severe heat and heat wave. From plains to mountains, heat is troubling people. Be it North India or Eastern areas, heat wave alert is being issued everywhere. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has given news of relief. According to IMD, there may be slight relief due to western disturbance in the next few days. The weather has changed in many areas of Delhi-NCR since last night. At some places, there was rain along with strong storm.

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Severe heat and heatwave alert in these states

According to the weather department, maximum temperatures hovered between 43 and 45 degrees Celsius in many parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan. Hospitals in the national capital have reported a rise in heatstroke cases and several deaths in the past two days. Delhi recorded its hottest night in at least 14 years, with a minimum temperature of 35.2 degrees Celsius. Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, southern Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, parts of Punjab and parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and Jammu division, the weather department said.

Possibility of rain in Delhi today

The northern region is expected to get some relief from the heat due to the fresh western disturbance. Light rain is expected in Delhi today. After a long dry spell, many areas of Uttarakhand including Dehradun received light rain on Wednesday. Shimla and surrounding areas in Himachal Pradesh got some relief from thunderstorms and rain.

Number of deaths due to heat stroke increased in Delhi

As the scorching heat continues to wreak havoc in the national capital, the number of people who lost their lives and patients admitted to hospitals due to heat wave has increased rapidly. Health officials gave this information on Wednesday. A senior police officer also said that amid the relentless heat, bodies of more than 26 people from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds have been found in five districts of the national capital in the last 48 hours. However, the cause of these deaths is not yet known.

Patients increasing in hospitals

Hospitals in Delhi-NCR are overflowing with patients due to heatwave and extreme heat. According to the IMD, about 40 percent of the country has recorded more than twice the normal number of heatwave days. In the last few weeks, the temperature in Rajasthan has touched 50 degrees Celsius twice and in Delhi, the temperature has been recorded above 40 degrees Celsius for 36 consecutive days.

Why is the monsoon getting delayed?

India has received 20 per cent less rainfall since the beginning of the monsoon season on June 1. The Meteorological Department said that conditions are being created for the arrival of monsoon in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, northwestern areas of the Bay of Bengal, some parts of Bihar and Jharkhand in the next three to four days. The monsoon knocked in Kerala two days ago and in the northeastern states six days ago on May 30. By June 12, the monsoon knocked in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, all parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, most parts of southern Maharashtra, southern Chhattisgarh, parts of southern Odisha, most parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, most parts of Sikkim and all the northeastern states. The IMD said, after reaching these areas, the monsoon did not move further. According to the Meteorological Department's forecast, the average rainfall in June is likely to be less than normal across the country.

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