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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Weather changes 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, Western disturbance may give slight relief 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.

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 last two days. Delhi recorded its hottest night in at least 14 years with the minimum temperature settling at 35.2 degrees Celsius. The weather department said heatwave to severe heatwave conditions prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, south Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, parts of Punjab and parts of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and Jammu division.

Chances of rain in Delhi today

Fresh western disturbances are expected to bring some relief from the heat in the northern region. Light rain can be expected in Delhi today. After a long dry spell, many places in Uttarakhand including Dehradun received light rain on Wednesday. Shimla and adjoining areas in Himachal Pradesh got some relief from thunderstorms and rain.

The number of deaths due to heat stroke has increased in Delhi

As the scorching heat continues to wreak havoc in the national capital, the number of people who have lost their lives due to heatwaves and the number of patients in hospitals has risen sharply, health officials gave this information on Wednesday. A senior police officer also said that amid the persistent 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 witnessing a rush of patients due to heat stroke and scorching heat. According to the IMD, about 40 per cent of the country has recorded twice the number of heatwave days than normal. In the last few weeks, temperatures in Rajasthan have touched 50 degrees Celsius twice and Delhi has recorded temperatures 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 period on June 1. The Meteorological Department said that in the next three to four days, conditions are being created for the arrival of monsoon in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, northwestern Bay of Bengal, Bihar and some parts of Jharkhand. Monsoon had knocked in Kerala two days ago and in the northeastern states six days ago on May 30. Monsoon had knocked in Kerala, all parts of Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, most parts of southern Maharashtra, southern Chhattisgarh, some parts of southern Odisha, most parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, most parts of Sikkim and all the northeastern states by June 12. IMD said, after reaching these areas, the monsoon did not move further. According to the Meteorological Department’s forecast, the average rainfall in June across the country is likely to be less than normal.

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