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Delhi sizzles at 43° C, year's highest temperature so far; no respite today
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heatwave on Wednesday with the highest temperature remaining around the 42-degree Celsius mark.

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Published on: June 30, 2021 8:27 IST



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Delhi recorded year's highest temperature on Tuesday

Delhi on Wednesday witnessed the first severe heat wave of the year with its maximum temperature soaring to 43-degree Celsius, the highest recorded so far this year. According to the met department, a respite from the heat is not likely in the national capital even on Wednesday. The highest temperature was recorded in the Najafgarh area at 44.4-degree Celsius, followed by Pitampura (44.3) and Mungeshpur (44.3). Lodhi Road, Ridge and Pusa areas witnessed severe heat wave with the mercury soaring to 42.6-degree Celsius, 43.4-degree Celsius and 44.3-degree Celsius, respectively, seven notches above the average temperature.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a similar heat wave on Wednesday with the highest temperature remaining around the 42-degree Celsius mark.
The IMD has attributed the severe heat wave to the delay in the arrival of the monsoon.

Monsoon in Delhi
The southwest monsoon has reached Barmer in western Rajasthan, one of its last outposts, two weeks before its normal schedule but is yet to arrive in the north Indian plains, including Delhi, according to the IMD.
The IMD had earlier predicted that the wind system may reach Delhi by June 15, which would have been 12 days early. However, westerly winds have been blocking its advance into Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana.
Normally, monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the entire country by June 29.
However, this year the wait for Delhi, Haryana, parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and western Rajasthan have got prolonged even as the mercury and humidity continue to soar, the IMD said, adding that immediate relief is unlikely.
 

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Another hot day in store for Delhi, some respite expected on Friday

Delhi-NCR Weather Forecast and Temperature Today: Tuesday, when the maximum temperature was recorded as 43 degrees Celsius, was the first heat wave day in the city this summer.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: June 30, 2021 1:03:25 pm

Another hot day in store for Delhi, some respite expected on Friday


A child takes a bath under a leaking pipe to get respite from the scorching heat, in New Delhi, on June 10, 2021. (PTI file photo)

Delhi is expected to see another heat wave day on Wednesday, as day temperatures are expected to touch 43 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday, when the maximum temperature was recorded as 43 degrees Celsius, was the first heat wave day in the city this summer.


Another hot day in store for Delhi, some respite expected on Friday


The minimum temperature on Wednesday morning was recorded as 28 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.




The maximum temperature is expected to touch 41 degrees Celsius on Thursday and is expected to drop to 39 degrees on Friday, along with thunderstorm and rain.
According to officials at IMD, the lack of rain is responsible for the heat wave.
“So far this summer, we were witnessing regular rainfall, mostly due to western disturbances. Over the past week, however, there has been only trace rainfall and hot winds have been blowing from Rajasthan, pushing the mercury up,” the official said.
Monsoon, which usually hits Delhi on June 27, has also been delayed and officials said it is not expected to reach the city in the next five days at least.

 

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Sweltering heat wave linked to sudden deaths in Canada's Vancouver

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Published June 30, 2021 - Updated about 10 hours ago


People beat the heat at a beach in Chestermere, Canada on Tuesday. — AP


People beat the heat at a beach in Chestermere, Canada on Tuesday. — AP

A sweltering heatwave that has settled over western Canada for several days is believed to be a contributing factor in dozens of sudden-death calls received by police in the Vancouver area, authorities said on Tuesday.
Corporal Mike Kalanj of Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the detachment responded to 25 sudden-death calls in a 24-hour period starting Monday. The deaths are still under investigation and many of the deceased were seniors, he said.
Temperatures in the Vancouver area reached just under 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) on Monday, but the humidity made it feel close to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in areas that aren’t near water, Environment Canada, the government department responsible for coordinating environmental policies and programmes, said.
The record-breaking heatwave could ease over parts of British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories by Wednesday, but any reprieve for the Prairie provinces is further off.

In Vancouver, the police department said it had redeployed dozens of officers and asked the public to call 911 only for emergencies because heat-related deaths had depleted front-line resources and delayed response times.
“Vancouver has never experienced heat like this, and sadly dozens of people are dying because of it,” Sergeant Steve Addison said in a news release. “Our officers are stretched thin, but we’re still doing everything we can to keep people safe.”
As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, he said, police had responded to more than 65 sudden deaths since the heatwave began on Friday.
“The vast majority of these cases are related to the heat,” Addison said, adding that on a typical day, Vancouver police respond to between three and four sudden-death calls.
Ingrid Jarrett, CEO of the British Columbia Hotel Association, said residents in parts of the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the Okanagan region have been booking air-conditioned rooms so they can continue working and also get some sleep.
Environment Canada said the weather system shattered 103 heat records across British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories on Monday. Those records include a new Canadian high temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit) set in Lytton, British Columbia, smashing the previous record of 116 degrees Fahrenheit set in the same village a day earlier.



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Delhi's temperature soars to 43.6 degrees Celsius, highest in July after 90 years
Heat wave continued unabated in Delhi as the national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius on July 1. This is the highest maximum temperature recorded in July in the city in the last 90 years.





Kumar Kunal
New Delhi
July 1, 2021UPDATED: July 1, 2021 22:02 IST

Delhi records highest maximum temperature in July after 90 years



The India Meteorological Department has said the heat wave conditions are likely to continue over the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days. (Photo: Reuters/File)

Delhi continued to reel under the ongoing heat wave as it recorded a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which is the highest maximum temperature recorded in July in the city in the last 90 years.

At Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory, the maximum temperature recorded was 43.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 32 degrees Celsius.
This is the highest maximum temperature recorded in July in the city in the last 90 years. On July 1, 1931, the maximum temperature was 45 degrees Celsius. The previous high in July was recorded on July 2, 2012, when the temperature soared to 43.5 degrees Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department has said the heat wave conditions are likely to continue over the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days.
"Due to likely dry westerly/southwesterly winds from Pakistan to northwest India at lower levels, heat wave conditions in isolated/some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh (are likely) during next two days," the IMD said.
The maximum temperature across the plains has crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the last few days, the IMD noted.

However, Delhi is likely to have some respite from the heat wave on Friday and Saturday when it is expected to receive light rain which may bring down its soaring temperatures by some degrees, IMD said.


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Severe heat wave in Delhi takes max temperature 7 degrees C above normal; monsoon delayed

Severe heat wave in Delhi continues as the city recorded a temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the highest for the city this year so far. The maximum temperature in the city was seven notches above the normal.



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New Delhi
June 30, 2021UPDATED: July 1, 2021 00:42 IST



The IMD has predicted that Delhi and adjoining states would start receiving monsoon rains by July 7. (Photo: Reuters file)

Amid soaring temperatures, people in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab will have to wait at least a week for the monsoon rains to arrive, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. It added that monsoon had halted and is running behind its schedul

As severe heat waves continues, on Wednesday, Delhi recorded a temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius, the highest recorded temperature for the city this year so far. The maximum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory, the official marker for Delhi, was seven notches above normal, weather officials said.
The IMD has predicted that Delhi and adjoining states would start receiving monsoon rains by July 7 as conditions are likely to become favourable for the monsoon to advance into the region.
However, Delhi is likely to have some respite from the heat wave on Friday and Saturday when it is expected to receive light rain which may bring down its soaring temperatures by some degrees.
"The heatwave is likely to continue in Delhi. Light rain is predicted on July 2 and 3, and temperature might drop. Conditions for monsoons are not favourable and are delayed," IMD's Kuldeep Srivastava was quoted as saying news agency ANI.
The IMD also said temperatures in many parts of Northwest India are likely to cross 40°C due to dry and hot westerly winds.
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MONSOON's JOURNEY SO FAR

As per the IMD, as on Wednesday, monsoon has covered most parts of the country except parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

"Since June 19, there has not been any progress of monsoon. It was due to impact mid-latitude westerly winds and unfavourable Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) and absence of formation of low pressure system over North Bay of Bengal," the IMD said.
It added that due to these factors, further advance of monsoon into remaining parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab is not likely till July 7.





RAINFALL PREDICTION
The IMD has predicted fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall over Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim and Northeastern states during the next six-seven days.
Besides this, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next three days. Isolated extremely rainfall is also likely over Assam and Meghalaya on Thursday.
"Due to strengthening of moist easterly winds along the northern Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand from tomorrow (July 1), enhanced rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls very likely over eastern Uttar Pradesh during the next five days and over Uttarakhand from July 1 to 4," the IMD forecast said.

It has also warned that moderate to severe thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is very likely over Bihar and Jharkhand during next 24 hours. "This may cause injuries leading to casualties to people and animals staying outdoors."

HEAT WAVE TO CONTINUE IN DELHI
As per the IMD, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh are likely to see heat wave conditions during the next two days.
For the plains, a "heat wave" is declared when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius, and at least 4.5 notches above normal.
A "severe" heat wave is declared if departure from normal temperature is more than 6.5 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
On Monday, Delhi recorded the first heat wave this summer with the mercury levels increasing to 43 degrees Celsius.
Another heat wave has been predicted for Thursday.
Light rainfall and dust storm on Friday are likely to bring the mercury below the 40 degrees mark.
"Usually, the capital witnesses heat waves till June 20 and cooler temperatures thereafter. The increase in the maximum temperature this time can be attributed to the delay in the arrival of the monsoon," said Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD's regional forecasting centre.


There has been no rainfall in the last few days and warm westerly winds are blowing across a major part of northwest India, which has not been covered by the monsoon yet, he said.
(With PTI inputs)


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No monsoon in sight, IMD predicts heat wave in northern states for next 2 days

The heat wave conditions are likely to continue over the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days, the IMD has said. The IMD has said the monsoon is unlikely to hit the northern plains anytime soon.


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July 1, 2021UPDATED: July 1, 2021 17:56 IST

No monsoon in sight, IMD predicts heat wave in northern states for next 2 days


The IMD noted that the maximum temperature across the plains have crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the last few days. (Photo: PTI)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said the heat wave conditions are likely to continue over the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days.



The weather forecasting agency said that heat wave conditions were recorded in most places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, northwest Rajasthan and northwest Madhya Pradesh, with severe heat wave conditions in isolated areas in the region. Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions were also observed in isolated places over Jammu on Wednesday, the IMD said.
Severe heat wave conditions were observed at isolated places over northeast Rajasthan as well, the weather agency said.
"Due to likely dry westerly/southwesterly winds from Pakistan to northwest India at lower levels, heat wave conditions in isolated/some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh (are likely) during next two days," the IMD said.

The IMD noted that the maximum temperature across the plains has crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the last few days.

On the advancement of the monsoon in northern India, the IMD had on Wednesday said conditions are unlikely to be favourable for the advance of the monsoon in these regions.

So far, the southwest monsoon has covered the entire country except for states like Haryana, Delhi, parts of Punjab, west Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh.
This year, the monsoon started with good rains in most parts of the country. Until a few weeks ago, the monsoon's advancement was so strong that at one point the IMD predicted it would reach Delhi by June 15.
However, due to several inter-seasonal changes, its northward advancement has slowed down.


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Bad news: Monsoon to remain weak till July 5, expect more rains thereafter
A combination of several seasonal factors have weakened the monsoon and slowed its northward journey. Experts say this is likely to continue till July 5.




Kumar Kunal
New Delhi
June 26, 2021UPDATED: June 26, 2021 17:12 IST



Experts say monsoon started weakening from June 21 and it is likely to weaken further from June 29 until July 5 when it is expected to strengthen again. (Photo: PTI)

The years when India records a good monsoon are generally marked with numerous rainy spells in different parts of the country at this time of year. But this time, the situation is different as the monsoon has weakened due to several local conditions that are halting its northward journey.


Experts say the weakening of monsoon started from June 21 and it is likely to weaken further from June 29 until July 5 when it is expected to strengthen again.
This year, the monsoon started with good rains in most parts of the country like the peninsular region, the western coast, the central region and even in the North East.
Until some weeks ago, monsoon's advancement was so strong that at one point the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted it would reach Delhi by June 15.
However, due to several inter-seasonal developments, its northward advancement has slowed down.

Since June 21, monsoon has remained active in central and eastern parts of the country while the southern peninsular region too has received some rain.
As per IMD's forecast, Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Karnataka are likely to continue receiving rain until Monday. However, after that, monsoon is likely to weaken for at least a week.


WHY WE ARE SEEING A 'WEAK' MONSOON
Experts at IMD say this is a "temporary phase" triggered by local seasonal factors.
Senior IMD scientist RK Jenamani explains, "Normally when the Southwest Monsoon starts from the Arabian Sea, the monsoon system travels in the form of waves, reaching different parts of the country. It is helped by low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal, which pushes it further in the Northwest direction. This time, there were easterly winds but they were not strong enough to reach the Northwestern parts of the country. Hence, it provided rain till eastern Uttar Pradesh and some parts of western Uttar Pradesh too."
Jenamani added that apart from this, generally during summers, there are no or very few Western Disturbances, which helps monsoon to move forward.

"These systems are the backbone of monsoon development. From June 29, all these systems are becoming unfavourable, and hence monsoon rains are unlikely in most parts except the Eastern and Northeastern regions," Jenamani said.
In addition to this, the global phenomenon of Median Julian Oscillation (MJO) is also impacting the progress of monsoon this year.

After moving to the Western Hemisphere, MJO normally takes a month to return to the Indian Ocean. When it moves away from the Indian Ocean, monsoon developments remain poor.
This year, MJO is moving slowly and has reached Eastern Africa so far. It will take some time to reach the Indian Ocean. This is another factor why the monsoon will remain weak for a while.
What is also unfavourable for monsoon's advancement this time is that there are too many Western Disturbances this year. Unlike the Western Disturbances that occur during winter, the ones in summer are dry. They thus push the easterlies and affect monsoon advancement adversely.

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Monsoon likely to reach Delhi around July 10; most-delayed in 15 yrs: IMD
India Meteorological Department said on Monday that monsoon is likely to hit Delhi around July 10, adding that this has been the most delayed arrival of the monsoon season in the city in 15 years.




Press Trust of India
New Delhi
July 5, 2021
UPDATED: July 5, 2021 21:51 IST



Vehicles on a road during a rainy day in Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

The Southwest Monsoon will reach Delhi around July 10 this year, making it the most-delayed in the last 15 years, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.



"The monsoon is likely to advance over remaining parts of west Uttar Pradesh, some more parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and Delhi around July 10," the IMD said in a statement.
The weather system is very likely to increase rainfall activity over northwest and central India from July 10, it said.

According to Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre, the monsoon had reached the capital on July 7 in 2012 and July 9 in 2006.
In 2002, Delhi received its first monsoonal showers on July 19. The city had recorded the most-delayed monsoon arrival on July 26 in 1987, he said.

After arriving two days late in Kerala, the monsoon had raced across the country, covering eastern, central and adjoining northwest India seven to 10 days earlier than normal.
But then, with conditions remaining unfavourable for its advance, the monsoon weakened and entered a "break" phase.
The meteorological office had earlier predicted that the wind system may reach Delhi by June 15, which would have been 12 days early.

Normally, monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system had reached Delhi on June 25 and covered the entire country by June 29.
Delhi has received 43.6 mm rainfall against the normal of 75.7 mm so far - a deficiency of 42 per cent, since the monsoon season started on June 1.Central Delhi, which has got 89 per cent less rainfall than normal, is the second-most rain-deficient district in India after Kistwar in Jammu and Kashmir.


Monsoon likely to reach Delhi around July 10; most-delayed in 15 yrs: IMD
 
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