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Intense Heatwave Scorches Delhi NCR; Northeast Faces Severe Flooding

IndiaIntense Heatwave Scorches Delhi NCR; Northeast Faces Severe Flooding

Delhi and its surrounding areas continued to endure a relentless heatwave on Tuesday, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert. The heat index, or the feels-like temperature, in Delhi skyrocketed to 50 degrees Celsius on Monday, causing significant discomfort among residents of Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad. This extreme heat has led to a rise in heat-related illnesses and increased hospital visits.

Weather forecasts suggest a brief respite from the heat on June 19 and 20, but temperatures are expected to surge back to 45 degrees shortly after.

North India Battles Scorching Heat, While Some Regions Find Relief

As North India struggles with the intense heat, some areas have received temporary relief from rain. Heavy rainfall in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, and parts of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh has brought down temperatures. Similarly, Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh and Bhubaneswar in Odisha have experienced cooler weather following substantial rainfall. Hyderabad, Telangana, also reported significant rain, providing a welcome break from the heat.

Severe Flooding in Northeastern States Amidst Heavy Rainfall

In contrast to the heatwave in the north, the northeastern states are grappling with severe flooding due to continuous heavy rains. Assam, along with neighboring Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, has seen relentless downpours, leading to widespread flooding. Over 309 villages in 14 districts of Assam are submerged, affecting more than 100,000 people. Districts such as Karimganj, Bongaigaon, and Lakhimpur are among the worst affected, with thousands seeking refuge in relief camps.

The Kopili River in Nagaon, Assam, is flowing above the danger mark, exacerbating the flood situation. The IMD predicts light to moderate rain with thunderstorms and strong winds in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Sikkim over the next five days, potentially worsening the floods.

Weather Forecast and Alerts

Stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and alerts from the IMD to stay safe during these extreme weather conditions. Whether enduring the intense heat in Delhi or navigating the floods in Assam, it’s crucial to stay informed and take necessary precautions.

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