Summer 2024: Temperatures cross 50C in northern India

Summer 2024: Temperatures cross 50C in northern India

Meryl Sebastian,BBC News, Kochi

Getty Images Visitors at India Gate during hot weather on May 26, 2024 in New Delhi, India. Getty Images

As the nation deals with extraordinary heat problems, temperatures have reached 50C in some parts of northern and central India.

This week, more than 37 cities in the country recorded temperatures over 45C.

On Tuesday, temperatures in money Delhi’s Narela and Mungeshpur places hit a report- breaking 49.9C.

The wind office in India has issued a significant heat warning for certain areas of the city.

Getty Images A shopkeeper selling table fans waits for customers at a market on a hot summer day in Varanasi on May 27, 2024Getty Images

After the judge declared that working without air heating, a Delhi customer court resumed hearing cases on Tuesday.

With temperatures exceeding 50C, the states of Rajasthan’s eastern state of Churu and Sirsa in northern Haryana were both among the hottest regions of the nation.

Rajasthan’s Jaipur city reported three deaths due to heat stroke on Tuesday.

Getty Images A construction worker quenches his thirst as he takes a break, amid the ongoing intense heatwave on a hot summer day along the bank of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi.Getty Images

American seasons, which extend from March to September, are generally hot and humid.

However, the wind department forecast more and more powerful heatwaves this season.

This quarter, the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat saw nine to 12 weeks of heat wave, with heat between 45- 50C, it said.

Getty Images A vendor with an umbrella over his head talks on mobile phone as he wipes his face with a cloth on a hot summer day in Varanasi on May 27, 2024Getty Images

In June, India’s Meteorological Department ( IMD) key Mrutyunjay Mohapatra stated this week, adding that northern India is expected to experience heat conditions for four to six days, compared to three normally.

The IMD has even predicted that this year’s country will experience an above-average monsoon season.

The rainfall is forecast to reach Kerala’s southwestern state on May 31.

Read more India reports: