Extreme Weather Events And Deadly Heat Waves
Deadly heatwaves in the country are arising, setting up records in several places with extreme weather events. Let’s take the example of UP’s Prayagraj, a city that has never seen 47 degrees celsius temperature in April in 20 years. Today the maximum temperature was recorded at 47 degrees in Prayagraj.
46.3 degrees celsius is the all-time high temperature recorded on April 30, 1999, for the City. And even last year the maximum temperature in April was 44.3 and in 2020 it was 43.7.
The weather forecast report for next seven days shows the temperatures will not go below 40 at least till May 5, but as a sign of relief, the temperatures will drop from today’s level from tomorrow.
Deadly Heat Waves Warning
A heatwave was declared when the region recorded a max temperature of 45 degrees celsius. If the temperature breaks the 47-degree mark then a deadly heatwave will be declared.
Speaking to PTI India Meteorological Department (IMD) senior scientist RK Jenamani said, Delhi, Western UP, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh are likely to record extreme temperatures on Friday.
Further said, “Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana” may see light rainfall and thunderstorms between May 2 and May 4 and will record the max temperatures between 39 and 36 degrees celsius.
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Delhi’s Second Hottest April
In the last 72 years, Delhi is witnessing its second hottest April with an average temperature of 40.2 degrees celsius. Capital is dealing with deadly heatwaves, and this extreme hotness has led to major power outages.
Here Are Some Points To Show the Severeness of Weather Conditions In Delhi This April
- The city recorded 43.5 degrees Celsius on April 28 and April 29. In 12 years this was the highest recorded in Delhi in the month of April.
- An orange alert has been issued by the weather department with a fear of deadly heatwaves coming.
- Many regions have reported a fall in water supplies and recovery is not seen until the next monsoon in June or July.
- The next five days will be very crucial as broiling temperatures are expected in Northwest and Central India.
- Light summer rains are not seen which usually comes in the month of April and May which lowers the temperatures.