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Top 20 hottest cities today in India: IMD

Hottest cities in India today; Most of the country experienced heatwave conditions, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

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Top 20 hottest cities today in India: IMD

Most of the country experienced heatwave conditions, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. The sweltering heat is affecting both people and the environment as the mercury continues to rise and shows no sign of abating.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) released its latest report on the hottest cities in the country on Tuesday. As the heat wave continues to affect various parts of the country, it's essential to stay up to date on which cities are experiencing the hottest temperatures.

In this story, we'll bring you daily updates on the hottest cities in India according to IMD, along with a closer look at the impact of the heatwave and some tips to beat the heat and stay safe.

City name Maximum Minimum
Baripada, Odisha 44.2
Jharsuguda, Odisha 44.2 24.1
Hamirpur, UP 44.2 24.6
Prayagraj, UP  44.2 25.2
Patna, Bihar 44.1 25.2
Bolangir, Odisha 43.7 26.4
Boudh, Odisha 43.7 22.9
Daltonganj, Jharkhand 43.7 24.9
Jamshedpur, JH 43.6 25.4
Fursatganj, UP 43.6 22.6
Jhansi, UP 43.6 24.8
Chandrapur, Maha 43.6 26.2
Gaya, Bihar 43.5 21.7
Sultanpur, UP 43.5 22.8
Khajuraho, MP 43.5 22
Kurnool, AP 43.5 25.7
Burdwan, Bengal  43.2 26
Sonepur, Odisha 43.2 25.9
Titlagarh, Odisha 43.2 28
Brahmapuri, Maha 43.2 25.5

How to protect yourself from heatwave?

  • Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. Don't wait until you feel thirsty.
  • To help your body temperature return to normal, rest in a cool, air-conditioned or shaded area for two hours each day.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
  • Limit physical exertion, especially in the middle of the day when temperatures are higher.
  • Take a cool shower or bath, or cool off with a wet towel.
  • Call people close to you, especially those who are older people or vulnerable, to find out how they are doing.

Also, It is important to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. Here are some do’s and don’ts to stay safe in extreme weather:


  • Drink plenty of fluids, such as water and fruit juices, to stay hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight and light-coloured clothing to keep your body cool.
  • Stay in shaded areas or indoors as much as possible, especially during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Use air conditioning or fans to keep your living and workspaces cool.
  • Take cool showers or baths to reduce your body temperature.
  • Eat light, easily digestible foods such as fruits and vegetables.


  • Do not consume alcohol or caffeine, as they can cause dehydration.
  • Avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight or doing strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Do not leave children or pets in closed, parked vehicles, as the temperature inside can become dangerously high.
  • Avoid eating heavy or spicy foods, which can increase body heat and lead to dehydration.
  • Do not ignore signs of heat-related illness, such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps.

By following these simple do’s and don’ts, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of extreme heat.

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