Temperatures across several North Indian states have scorched up to alarming levels on Thursday. Delhi recorded a sizzling 43 degree Celsius in the afternoon with heat waves prevailing in several parts of the city. The humidity was also recorded 25 percent in some parts. Delhiites are marching through the Orange Alert announced on Wednesday when the mercury blazed at 47 degree Celsius.
While the millennium city Gurgaon boiled at a temperature of 45 degree Celsius, the situation in Rajasthan and Ahmedabad are more devastating as they were baked at 50 degree Celsius. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave is estimated to prevail few more days in various parts of North India.
A warning has been issued due to the possibility of severe heat waves in several areas of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, besides Delhi and it is highly advised not to step out in the Sun directly during 11 am and 4 pm.
However, South India is chilling after the arrival of summer rains. Along with the new political forecast, states like Kerala and Tamil Nadu are forecasted severe rainfall in the coming days. States like Andhra Pradesh and Odisha has put on cyclone Roanu alert with possibilities of thundershowers and flooding rains predicted. High velocity winds with damaging potential are likely to blow over the entire coastal region.
Several coastal districts of Kerala recorded extensive damages in the rains. Tamil Nadu has already received the worst rains of the past five years in this May, which have waterlogged several regions of the state. NDRF teams are deployed with life saving measures and boats to rescue the people in hazards, in the wake of last Novembers’ flood disaster which had consumed more than 500 lives and left the city in turmoil.