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Heatwave 2024 | List of top 15 hottest cities in India

The burning heatwave had a significant impact on daily life, resulting in lower traffic on roadways in the afternoon as many prefer to stay indoors

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 09th 2024 01:27 PM
Heatwave 2024 | List of top 15 hottest cities in India

Heatwave 2024 | List of top 15 hottest cities in India

Heatwave 2024 | The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast warning of a looming heatwave across several regions of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, extending until May 10. Additionally, the IMD predicts hot and humid conditions prevailing in Gujarat until May 13, and in Kerala until May 10.

Issuing a heatwave alert across several cities across India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) posted a list of India’s hottest areas on its official X handle.


The IMD's proactive strategy to spread information on heatwave-prone areas emphasizes the need for preparation and knowledge in limiting the effects of severe weather. The meteorological agency hopes that by implementing such efforts, it can improve public safety and resilience, especially during times of high heat stress.

Top 15 hottest cities 

- Barmer (Rajasthan): 45.6

- Jaisalmer (Rajasthan): 45.2

- Sriganganagar (Rajasthan): 45.2

- Melagaon (Maharashtra): 42.6

- Gandhinagar (Gujarat): 42.7

- Surendranagar (Kutch): 43.1

- Rajkot (Kutch): 42.4

- Jeur (Maharashtra): 42.5

- Ahmedabad (Gujarat): 43.0

- Jodhpur (Rajasthan): 45.0

- Kota (Rajasthan): 44.6

- Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): 42.7

- Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): 42.6

- Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): 42.5

- Washim (Vidarbha): 42.6

The burning heatwave had a significant impact on daily life, resulting in lower traffic on roadways in the afternoon as many prefer to stay indoors. Residents are taking precautions to cope with the severe heat, such as carrying water bottles and covering themselves with dupattas before walking outside.

Heatwave 2024 Do’s 

  • Avoid going out in the sun, especially between noon and 3 p.m.
  • Drink plenty of water as often as possible, even if you're not thirsty.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting, permeable cotton garments.
  • When going outside in the sun, use protective goggles, an umbrella/hat, and shoes or chappals.
  • Block direct sunlight.
  • Use ORS, homemade liquids like lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water, buttermilk, etc. to help rehydrate the body.

Heatwave 2024 Don'ts

  • Avoid strenuous activity when it's hot outside.
  • Avoid alcohol, tea, coffee, and carbonated soft drinks, as they dehydrate the body.
  • Avoid high-protein foods and do not consume stale foods.
  • Don't leave children or pets in parked cars.
  • If you feel faint or ill, see a doctor right away.

- With inputs from agencies

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