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Heatwave Warning Today: See which city will face highest temperature today

Large swathes of North and Central India are currently enduring an intense heatwave, with temperatures soaring well above 45 degrees Celsius (113°F) in many areas. This searing heat has disrupted daily life and prompted authorities.

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Heatwave Warning Today: See which city will face highest temperature today

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Large swathes of North and Central India remained in the grip of an intense heatwave this week, with temperatures soaring well above 45 degrees Celsius (113°F) in many areas. The searing heat has disrupted normal life and prompted authorities to take emergency measures.

In the national capital Delhi, the mercury crossed a scorching 47°C (116.6°F) on Monday, prompting the weather office to issue a 'red alert' for the next five days due to heatwave to severe heatwave conditions. The city's peak power demand hit an all-time high for May as people cranked up air conditioners to combat the oppressive heat.

Similar scenes played out across large parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, where temperatures hovered between 44-47°C. In Rajasthan's Ganganagar and Barmer, the mercury soared to a blistering 46°C, departing from normal by over 3.5°C. Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh recorded 45.5°C.

Heat-wave stations over country

Station State/Region Maximum Temperature (°C) Departure from Normal (°C)
Ganganagar Rajasthan 46.3 3.6
Bikaner Rajasthan 44.8 2.1
Kota Rajasthan 45.8 2.7
Jaipur Rajasthan 44.2 2.6
Barmer Rajasthan 46.1 3.7
Jodhpur Rajasthan - -
Churu Rajasthan - -
Jaisalmer Rajasthan - -
Akola Madhya Maharashtra 43.8 1.2
Jalgaon Madhya Maharashtra 43.9 2.0
Datia Madhya Pradesh 45.2 1.5
Ratlam Madhya Pradesh 45.5 6.1
Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 44.0 2.5
Shivpuri Madhya Pradesh 44.2 2.6
Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh 44.8 1.3
Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 44.7 2.2
Guna Madhya Pradesh 44.6 2.0
Nowgong Madhya Pradesh 45.5 2.2
Hissar Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 45.3 3.5
Ambala Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 42.6 3.7
Jhajjar Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 45.9 -
Rohtak Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 45.3 4.6
Narnaul Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 45.7 3.3
Sirsa (AWS) Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 47.2 -
Sirsa Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 46.7 -
Nuh (AWS) Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 46.8 -
Faridabad (AWS) Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 46.2 -
Chandigarh Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 43.2 4.3
Bhiwani Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi 45.7 -
Safdarjung Delhi 44.1 4.0
Ridge Delhi 45.6 4.0
Ayanagar Delhi 45.7 4.0
Palam Delhi 45.2 4.0
Najafgarh Delhi 47.4 6.0
Una Himachal Pradesh 43.0 4.1
Amritsar Punjab 44.5 4.7
Ludhiana Punjab 43.6 4.0
Agra Taj Uttar Pradesh 46.6 4.3
Bulandshahar Uttar Pradesh 46.0 -
Etawah Uttar Pradesh 44.0 2.2
Jhansi Uttar Pradesh 46.1 3.3
Kanpur (city) Uttar Pradesh 43.8 3.5
Hamirpur Uttar Pradesh 45.2 2.4
Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh 44.5 3.2
Kandla Gujarat 42.5 0.7
Gandhinagar Gujarat 45.0 2.4
Ahmedabad Gujarat 44.5 2.5
Amreli Gujarat 44.0 2.9
Deesa Gujarat 43.2 2.4
Rajkot Gujarat 43.0 2.0
Bhavnagar Gujarat 44.2 4.3
Baroda Gujarat 44.2 4.0
Mahuva Gujarat 42.4 5.6
Surendranagar Gujarat 44.3 1.8
Rohtas Bihar 41.2 3.7
Aurangabad Bihar 41.2 3.7
Jharsuguda Odisha 42.4 0.6
Sambalpur Odisha 42.0 0.2
Dhenkanal Odisha 41.6 0.6
Daltonganj Jharkhand 43.4 2.5

Authorities have urged people to stay hydrated, avoid going out during peak heat hours, and take necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. The IMD had earlier warned of extreme heat during the April-June period, coinciding with the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections ending on June 1.

As the heatwave continues to affect large parts of India, residents are advised to take the warnings seriously and prioritize their health and safety during this challenging period.

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