North India is reaching nearly 48 degrees with no relief expected this week. Here are the 10 hottest cities.

The IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ for Delhi and regions of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh, forecasting ongoing heatwave to severe heatwave conditions for the next five days. Daytime temperatures in numerous districts within these states could surpass 47 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department reported severe heatwave conditions in various areas of northwest India on Tuesday, including parts of Rajasthan, and isolated regions of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, warm nights were experienced in certain parts of Rajasthan, according to the department.

On Tuesday, the highest maximum temperature was recorded in Sirsa, Haryana, reaching 47.8°C, followed by 47.4°C in Najafgarh, Delhi.

Here are the maximum temperatures recorded in various parts of India on Tuesday:

  • Sirsa (Haryana): 47.8°C
  • Najafgarh (Delhi): 47.4°C
  • Pilani (Rajasthan): 47.2°C
  • Bhatinda Airport (Punjab): 46.6°C
  • Agra Taj (Uttar Pradesh): 46.6°C
  • Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): 45.6°C
  • Surendranagar (Gujarat): 45.4°C
  • Akola (Maharashtra): 44.0°C
  • Durg (Chhattisgarh): 43.6°C
  • Una (Himachal Pradesh): 42.4°C

Heatwave alerts for May 22:

Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are expected to continue in the plains of northwest India, with heatwave conditions forecasted for north Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat over the next five days.

Several areas in central India are likely to see a gradual increase in maximum temperatures by approximately 2-3 degrees over the next five days. In the next 24 hours, Northwest India and Maharashtra are anticipated to experience minimal change in maximum temperatures, followed by a gradual rise of 2-3°C.

Today’s weather forecast for Delhi predicts mainly clear skies with the likelihood of heatwave conditions in some areas, as cautioned by the IMD. Strong surface winds, ranging from 20-30 km/h with occasional gusts, are anticipated during the day.

The IMD forecasts favorable conditions for the Southwest Monsoon to progress further over various regions, including parts of the Southeast Arabian Sea, the Maldives, the Comorin area, and the South Bay of Bengal, along with more areas of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the Andaman Sea within the next two days.

Isolated heavy rainfall is anticipated over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka from May 22 to 23, over Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on May 24, and over Kerala on May 25.

Furthermore, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal from May 22 to 23, over Kerala and Mahe on May 24. There are also predictions of isolated extremely heavy rainfall over Kerala on May 22 and 23.

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