The regional weather department sent SMSs saying, "Two or three spells of rain/ thunderstorm accompanied with squally winds exceeding 55 kmph would occur over Delhi/ NCR region from evening of 6th June to 8th June. Peak rain/ thunderstorm activity is likely to occur on 7th June."
Yesterday, the mercury touched 47 degrees Celsius in some parts of Delhi, with the average maximum temperature shooting up to 44.6 degrees. The highest temperature of 46 degrees Celsius was recorded in Delhi's Ridge area and Ayanagar, while Palam was the hottest at 47 degrees, qualifying for heatwave conditions. Gurugram and Faridabad maximum temperatures touched 44.6 degrees Celsius, according to the meteorological department.
Reports of blistering heatwave engulfing various parts of north and east India have emerging.
Punjab's Bathinda recorded a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius, followed by Amritsar which recorded 47.5 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh registered the hottest day of the season at 45 degrees Celsius, highest maximum recorded in the union territory in the five years.
Parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, and Jodhpur suffered from blistering heat. Sri Ganganagar sweltered at 47.1 degrees Celsius followed by Churu at 46.7 degrees Celsius, Kota at 45.2 degrees Celsius and Bikaner at 45 degrees Celsius.
In Jharkhand's Ranchi the mercury soared to 43 degrees Celsius yesterday.
Uttar Pradesh, too, reeled under intense heatwave conditions with Banda recording a high of 48 degrees Celsius, followed by Jhansi at 46.6 degrees Celsius and Varanasi at 46.5 degrees Celsius.
With Agency Inputs