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A heat wave came after the super-cyclone. The temperature exceeded 47 degrees Celsius

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a `heat wave` for last Friday, a day after mercury in some parts of the city crosses 44 degrees Celsius. Photo:PTI


The World Daily | News Desk | MAY 27th 2020


A heat wave came after the supercyclone. The temperature exceeded 47 degrees Celsius


Not a week has passed since the supercyclone that hit India, and now the country's residents are struggling with the first heatwave this year. In one district, the temperature exceeded 47 degrees Celsius. Top-level alerts apply.

On Monday, a temperature of 47.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city of Churu in the state of Rajasthan. As reported by the Indian news agency PTI, in some parts of New Delhi thermometers exceeded 46 degrees C.

"It was unbelievably hot today, so I quickly gave up leaving home," said Arvind Gosh, an accountant from southern New Delhi on Monday. - We can still work from home, but probably many other people took advantage of the loosening of quarantine rules (associated with the COVID-19 pandemic - ed.) And went outside in this heat - he added.


Maximum temperature in India on May 26 (


For many states, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued top-level alerts against hot weather. It applies, among others, in the capital and neighbouring Harjan, Rajasthan and the most populous state of India - Uttar Pradesh. Authorities advise against going outside between 1pm and 5pm.

According to experts, the heat wave is associated with the Amphan supercyclone, which devastated the east coast of India and part of Bangladesh. "After a major cyclone like Amphan, the wind direction over land has turned north-east, which is warm and dry," Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, general director of IMD told Indian portal "Down To Earth".

At the beginning of last month, IMD predicted that from April to June this year the average temperature in the country would be higher by 1 degree C than normal.

North India will only breathe on Friday when pre-monsoon precipitation comes. "It will bring relief to thousands of people who keep coming back home on foot during national quarantine," said Rishi Kant, a social activist from the capital. - It is hard to imagine what state they are while traveling in such conditions - he emphasized.


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