New Delhi, May 28: The northern regions of the country remained under the tight grip of blistering heat, including the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, which registered a rise in temperature, despite light showers, while southwest monsoon was expected to make inroads in parts of South Bay of Bengal, Andaman Islands and north Andaman Sea, on May 30.
Delhiites witnessed a hot day, with maximum temperature settling at 41.9 degree Celsius, a notch above the normal. The relative humidity till 5.30 pm was pegged at 16 per cent. There was mainly clear sky throughout the day, with the minimum temperature being recorded at 25.4 degrees, a notch below the normal.
Sweltering heat continued its firm grip over most part of Telangana, making life miserable for people in the state.
Adilabad recorded maximum temperature of 46 degree Celsius. Several places, including Mancherial, Adilabad and Khammam recorded 47 degree Celsius on Sunday even as the sun beat down mercilessly forcing the people, mostly elderly and children, to remain indoors. The weather office has forecast that heatwave conditions will prevail in parts of the state during the next four-five days.
Light to moderate rain or thundershowers were also predicted in parts of the state during the same period.
Kalaburgi recorded highest temperature of 44.1 degrees in Karnataka. Rainfall occurred at many places over South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over North Interior Karnataka. Dry weather prevailed Coastal Karnataka.
Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning is likely to occur at isolated places in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema during the next five days, the Meteorological Department said in a statement.
According to the statement, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema in the next five days.
Shimla recorded maximum temperature of 27.2 degrees.
Major parts of Odisha, mostly the western Odisha, continued to boil under severe heat wave conditions with maximum day temperature hovering over 40 degrees in as many as 11 places. Sonepur was hottest in Odisha, with mercury rising to 44.8 degrees. The capital city Bhubaneswar recorded day temperature of 38.2 degrees. The Odisha government has issued advisory, asking people not to venture out and remain indoors during the peak hours and drink sufficient water.