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Weather Update | Mercury rises in Punjab, Haryana ; Heatwave issued in these 13 states

Heatwave conditions are expected in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jharkhand and Odisha over the next four days.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 16th 2024 09:22 AM
Weather Update | Mercury rises in Punjab, Haryana ; Heatwave issued in these 13 states

Weather Update | Mercury rises in Punjab, Haryana ; Heatwave issued in these 13 states

Weather Update | The Northern India part of the country remains under the grip of scorching heat with temperatures ranging between 44 and 47 degrees Celsius. 

As per the Indian Meteorological Department, heatwave conditions persisted in Haryana and Punjab, with Abohar reaching a scorching 47.6 degrees Celsius.


In Punjab, Abohar experienced blistering heat, while Gurdaspur recorded a high of 45.5 degrees Celsius, and Patiala reached 45.2 degrees Celsius

Heatwave Alert in 13 states/UTs

As per the Indian Meteorological Department, the heatwave is expected to persist for at least three to four more days, which has issued a severe heat alert for 13 states and union territories. 

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted a heatwave for the next four days in these states/UTs :

  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi-NCR
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • North Rajasthan
  • North West Madhya Pradesh

Additionally, severe heat conditions will impact the northern regions of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. 

As Punjab and Haryana, prepares for potentially record-breaking heat, officials advise the public to stay hydrated, avoid outdoor activities during peak hours, and be cautious of heat-related illnesses. 

- PTC NEWS

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