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Monsoon Onset Likely Over Jharkhand Around June 19, North Bengal To Receive Heavy Rain In A Few

Jharkhand, which is presently reeling under heatwave conditions is likely to experience respite from heat as the onset of monsoon over the state is expected to happen around June 19. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is likely to advance into the whole of sub-Himalayan West Bengal and parts of the Gangetic West Bengal in the next four to five days. The delayed monsoon and persisting heatwave conditions have aggravated Jharkhand’s rainfall deficiency to 54 per cent. This may rise further as the onset of monsoon is expected around June 19, news agency PTI reported citing a weather official.  Several parts of Jharkhand have been suffering in the scorching heat with temperature over 40 degrees Celsius. The highest maximum temperature was recorded in Daltongan...
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Heatwave Advisory: Health ministry releases advisory as India witnesses longest heatwave | – Times of India

As more heatwave days are predicted for several parts of the country, the Union Health Ministry has released an advisory for the public to stay safe from the impact of high intensity heat.As temperatures rise, it's crucial to take care of yourself and others. Follow these simple tips to stay cool and comfortable, the health ministry has warned.The list of precautions are:Health of elderly or sick people living alone should be monitored on a daily basis.Use curtains, shutters or sunshades and open windows at nightTry to remain on lower floors during the dayUse a fan and damp clothes to cool down the body."Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue over northern parts of India during next 4-5 days," the India Meteorological Department has said in a press release on Th...
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Narela hottest again at 46.6C, orange alert for next two days | Delhi News – Times of India

New Delhi: Heatwave conditions continued for the second straight day in many places in the capital on Monday. The maximum temperature is likely to be around 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘orange’ alert for Tuesday and Wednesday, and a ‘yellow’ alert for Thursday to June 16.According to IMD, the maximum temperature at Safdarjung, the city’s base station, was 43.4 degrees Celsius on Monday, three degrees above normal.Narela was the hottest station at 46.6 degrees Celsius.No heatwave conditions were recorded at Safdarjung. However, Lodhi Road, Pitampura, Narela, Pusa, Jafarpur, and Najafgarh were in the grip of a heatwave. The minimum temperature was 28.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. The relative humidity oscillated betwe...
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Last month was India’s hottest May in 36 years: IMD | India News – Times of India

As India voted to elect its MPs to the 18th Lok Sabha over the past six weeks, sweltering heat blanketed large swathes of the country. May 2024 was the hottest May in 36 years, shows India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.Both April and May this year recorded high maximum temperatures and broke records across multiple stations. The average maximum April temperature this year across India was 35.6°C.This was higher than those observed in the election years of 2004 (35°C), 2009 (35.5°C) and 2014 (35.3°C), but slightly lower than the record 35.7°C observed in 2019.The average maximum temperature this May was 37.3°C, the hottest since May 1988, when the average maximum temperature was 37.4°C. IMD data shows many stations broke past records in May.On May 31, Alwar reported 46.5°C, its fo...
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Relief for farmers and economy: IMD predicts above-normal monsoon this year | India News – Times of India

India's monsoon season is crucial for the country's agriculture and overall economy. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted above-normal rainfall for the core monsoon zone this season, which is a significant relief for the nation facing heatwaves and potential drought conditions. The monsoon rains, expected to be 106% of the long-term average of 87 cm, are vital for irrigating crops, replenishing reservoirs, and supporting the $3.5 trillion economy.The monsoon season, spanning from June to September, delivers almost 70% of the annual rainfall required for agriculture and water resources.With 52% of India's cultivated area depending on rain-fed irrigation, the forecast of above-normal rainfall is expected to boost farm output and economic growth, potentially lowe...
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Expect relief from heatwave after three days: IMD | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Monday that relief from the scorching heat is anticipated in the northwestern and central parts of the country, owing to a fresh western disturbance. According to IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, this relief is expected to occur after three days.Rajasthan and Gujarat have endured particularly intense heat, experiencing nine to twelve heat wave days with temperatures soaring between 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.However, the IMD predicts a reprieve for these regions as well.Mohapatra explained during a virtual press conference that the anticipated relief is attributed to the incoming western disturbance and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea. This weather system is likely to trigger thunderstorm activity in northwest India ...
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Severe heat wave in Rajasthan to continue for next 2-3 days: Met Department | India News – Times of India

JAIPUR: The severe heat wave in Rajasthan will continue for next two to three days, said India Meteorological Department on Sunday.Maximum temperature of 50 degrees celsius has reached for the first time in this summer season in Rajasthan. The 50 degrees celsius was recorded in Phalodi in the last 24 hours."Maximum temperature has reached 50 degrees celsius for the first time in this summer season in Rajasthan.The highest temperature of 50 degrees was recorded in Phalodi in the last 24 hours," Radheshyam Sharma, Director, Jaipur Meteorological Centre told ANI.He said that temperature is likely to fall by about 2-3 degrees from 28-29 May.The scorching heat continues in most parts of Rajasthan and the average humidity level in most parts of the state has been recorded between 15 and 30 pe...