New Delhi, May 31 : Prayagraj in east Uttar Pradesh sweltered at 48.6 deg C on Friday as several government schools in Udupi district of Karnataka discontinued serving mid-day meals to children, owing to a potable water crisis.
In Himachal Pradesh, the maximum in Una was 44.7 deg C and Shimla 30.2 degrees.Bilaspur recorded 42.5 deg, Hamirpur 41.3 deg, Sundernagar in Mandi 40.5 deg, Bhuntar in Kullu 37.8 deg, Kalpa 24.6 deg, Dharamshala in Kangra 32.4 degrees and Nahan in Siramur 38.1 degrees.A Thiruvananthapuram report said thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and gusty wind (40-50 kmph) was very likely at isolated places in Kerala on June 1, Saturday.Fishermen from Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep were advised not to venture into the sea.
According to a special weather warning, a low-pressure area lies over southwest Arabian Sea off Somalia Coast. Associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 km above mean sea level.As strong winds with speed reaching 40-50 kmph are likely over this area, fishermen were advised not to venture into the sea during the next 24 hours.Strong winds from Southwesterly direction speed reaching 40-50 kmph is likely over Southwest Bay, Andaman sea and adjoining Southeast Bay during the next three days, a release said.In Bengaluru, the sky was partly cloudy. Rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur, the report said.
The weatherman said that during the next 72 hours, conditions will become favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into extreme southern parts of Arabian Sea, some more parts of Maldives-Comorin area as well as southwest, southeast and east central Bay of Bengal .Day temperatures were above par in some parts of Assam,Meghalaya, Odisha, Gujarat Region, Konkan and Goa,south interior Karnataka and in remaining parts of Gangetic West Bengal, madhya Maharashtra,and Kerala.
They were appreciably above normal in some parts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar, west Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Saurashtra and Kutch, madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Kerala and in remaining parts of Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.
Mercury was markedly above normal in some parts of Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and in remaining parts of east Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.Below average in some parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim,Rayalaseema and in remaining parts of Assam,Meghalaya, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, day temperatures were appreciably below normal in some parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,and north interior Karnataka.Heat waves to severe heat waves swept across isolated pockets of east and west Uttar Pradesh,east and west Rajasthan,Vidarbha,east and west Madhya Pradesh,Chandigarh and Delhi and Haryana.
Heavy rainfall was very likely to lash isolated places in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, south interior Karnataka, Kerala,and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Heat waves to severe heat waves were very likely to sweep across isolated pockets of east and west Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, mid Maharashtra, Marathwada, Telangana,and north interior Karnataka.Thunderstorm, along with gusty winds, were expected at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,and north interior Karnataka.
Strong winds of 40-50 kmph were very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, southwest Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea as well as adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal hence fishermen are advised not to venture into these area during next 24 hours.
Rain or thundershowers have occurred at many places in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands,Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and at isolated places in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, south interior Karnataka,Kerala,Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand,east and west Rajasthan,east and west Madhya Pradesh,Vidarbha, Telangana,and Rayalaseema.
Mainly dry weather prevailed in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat State, Konkan and Goa, madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal and north interior Karnataka,and Lakshadweep.Kalaburagi in Karnataka recorded 45.0 deg C.In Udupi, the water crisis in schools was so acute that several schools in the districts struggled to source water for use in toilets. (UNI)