When someone asks you lets go out and hangout you are ever ready. But it’s one of those times in the year, when you avoid moving out of your homes unless it is very important. The scorching heat and boiling temperatures has literally swept almost the entire world.
According to the recent survey, there are 15 places in the world that are bubbling with heat and had almost crossed the mark of 50 degrees. Out of these 15 places, 11 are in India and mainly central India and that is the reason of concern and immediate attention.
Rajasthan’s Churu recorded a maximum temperature of 50.3 degree Celsius on Monday, was on top of the list.
The 10 cities are Churu (50.3 degrees), Ganganagar (48.8 degrees), Bikaner (48.4 degrees), Phalodi (48.2 degrees), Jaisalmer (47.8 degrees), Nowgong (47.7 degrees), Narnaul (47.6 degrees), Kota (47.5 degrees), Pilani (47.5 degrees) and Barmer (47.2 degrees).
Eight out of the 10 Indian cities belong to the Rajasthan, where temperatures have been sizzling at over 50 degrees.
On Sunday almost two-thirds of India was in grip of the heat wave with the mercury breaching the 45 degree Celsius mark in cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Hyderabad, and Lucknow.
Even places like Shimla, Nainital, and Srinagar in the Himalayas recorded temperatures two to four degrees above normal. These places are also under intense heat wave.
Due to the rise in the temperature, the Wildlife NGO Habitat Conservation Society (HCS) of Chandrapur reported that nine birds at Gojra pond located 15 kms from Chandrapur, had died due to heat.
IMD’s director general, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, said the situation was likely to improve in the next two days with rains and thunderstorms expected in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
He added that would lead to a change in the present wind direction. “The present heatwave is because of dry westerly winds gaining heat from deserts in Pakistan and Rajasthan. We expect the westerlies to lose steam as winds from Bay of Bengal and north-west will take over and bring relief,” he said.
Therefore, people in north shall also brace themselves up for the tough summer ahead and soon or later, the IMD advisory will also come for people living in north India as well.