Heat

  • Schools in Lucknow to re-open on July 7 due to heatwave 30-06-2014 11:33 AM

    With the heatwave continuing unabated in Lucknow and other parts of the state, the schools in the city will now re-open after the summer recess July 7, officials said Monday. District magistrate of Lucknow, Raj Shekhar Sunday ordered extension of the summer vacations by another week, keeping in mind the...
  • Pre-monsoon showers bring respite from heat 23-06-2014 10:49 PM

    Pre-monsoon showers due to movement of South West monsoon on Monday brought further respite from hot weather conditions in Rajasthan as Jaisalmer and Kota were the hottest places in the state. Light to moderate rains occurred at many places since morning as Sriganganagar recorded 7 mm rainfall followed by Bikaner...
  • Rains bring respite from heat wave in north India 19-06-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: Rains lashed parts of north India bringing some respite from the hot and humid conditions even as day temperatures settled at over 40 degrees Celsius at several places. Weather continued to be muggy in Delhi with humidity levels touching almost 80 per cent while the maximum was recorded...
  • Snapshot: Tens of thousands flock to the upper reach of Ganga to beat the heat 18-06-2014 02:36 PM

    Rishikesh: As the temperature touches new highs across India, tens of thousands of people from different parts of the country are flocking to the places in and around river Ganga in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The river is clean, swift flowing, water is ice cold and the surroundings...
  • Heat wave continues in Rajasthan, Ganganagar sizzles at 45.2 deg Celsius 17-06-2014 10:46 PM

    Ganganagar was on Tuesday the hottest place in Rajasthan with the maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius as heat wave continued to sweep across the state, a Met report said. Barring Udaipur, where the mercury was recorded at 37 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature ranged between 40 to 44 degrees...
  • Mercury rises again in Delhi 17-06-2014 08:36 PM

    New Delhi: After a brief respite from sweltering heat due to intermittent rains, hot and humid conditions returned to haunt Delhiites on Tuesday with mercury rising to 43.3 degree Celsius, which was four degrees above normal. The night too was considerably hot as minimum temperature was recorded at 32 degree...
  • Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title 16-06-2014 12:33 PM

    Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that the San Antonio Spurs look far beyond the border to build champions, as confetti fell from above. Painfully denied 12 months ago by...
  • AP CM announces ex-gratia payments to heat wave victims 15-06-2014 08:03 PM

    Hyderabad: With the heat wave claiming as many as 169 lives in Andhra Pardesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to grant Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to family members of victims, it was officially announced on Sunday. AP Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy, who held a review meeting...
  • Administration extends summer vacations of schools till June 21 15-06-2014 12:12 AM

    East Singhbhum district administration on Saturday extended the summer vacation of private and government schools in view of the intense heat wave prevailing in the district for last fortnight, officials said Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal said the summer vacation for private schools upto STD-V and for government schools upto STD-VIII...
  • Moderate rains drench UP, bring respite from scorching heat 14-06-2014 08:20 PM

    Light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers on Saturday brought respite from scorching heat in parts of Uttar Pradesh even as Orai in Jalaun district recorded the maximum day temperature at 45 degrees Celsius. According to MeT office, chief amount of rainfall recorded in cms was Kanpur, Ankinghat, Kannauj, Etawah,...
  • Heat wave claims 31 lives in East Godavari district 14-06-2014 05:14 PM

    Rajahmundry: The heat wave in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh has claimed 31 lives in the last two days, the district collector said today. "The district was under the grip of severe heat wave in the last two days and high temperatures of 43-46 degree Celsius were recorded...
  • Jamshedpur experiences hottest day soaring above 44 degree Celsius 12-06-2014 10:23 PM

    The steel city of Jamshedpur and surrounding areas today experienced hottest day of the season with the mercury soaring above 44 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded was 44.4 degree Celsius, which is seven degree Celsius above normal, while the minimum temperature was 28.6 degree Celsius, two degree above normal,...
  • Delhi faces its worst power crisis, Power Minister promises quick action 12-06-2014 03:46 PM

    New Delhi: If sweltering heat was not enough, adding to the woes of people are power cuts -- a combination that is making life miserable for people not just in Delhi but even in the National Capital Region (NCR) comprising four major suburban cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad....
  • Rajasthan reels under heat waves, Churu boils at 45.5 degrees Celsius 11-06-2014 11:19 PM

    Heat wave conditions on Wednesday swept across Rajasthan even as mercury dipped by one to four notches at many places in the state due to south-west movement of clouds. According to MeT office, Churu recorded the maximum day temperature of 45.5 degrees Celsius. The blistering heat wave conditions slightly abated...
  • 60-year-old beggar dies due to heat stroke 11-06-2014 04:04 PM

    A 60-year-old man died of heat stroke in Lekhari town in Kota, police said. Bholanath Yogi, resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Prasesh, collapsed on the road and died instantly, SHO Lakheri Police Station Rakesh Meena said. Yogi used to meet his ends by begging in the city, he said. The...
  • Rains fail to bring down temperature as heat wave continues across Western UP 10-06-2014 05:51 PM

    Blistering heat wave conditions on Tuesday prevailed over western parts of Uttar Pradesh even as eastern part of the state saw light to moderate rains accompanied by thundershowers. According to MeT office, Banda recorded the highest maximum day temperature at 47.6 degrees Celsius. Heat wave conditions continued to prevail over...
  • Power Minister calls emergency meet, blames Congress, AAP for Delhi crisis 10-06-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst continuing protests over the long power cuts in Delhi, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal called an emergency meeting with the national capital's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and senior government officials at 10 am on Tuesday. Goyal is expected to address the media after the meeting. Goyal blamed...
  • Power cuts add to the heat wave woes in Delhi; Congress, BJP, AAP fight it out 10-06-2014 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: A relentless heat wave continues to make life miserable in North India. Delhi is expected to see a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius for yet another day on Tuesday. Making matters worse in the national capital are 6-hour long power cuts. Protests have erupted across the city....
  • Heat stroke claims four lives in Chhattisgarh 10-06-2014 12:00 AM

    With mercury soaring up by several notches constantly in the state, four persons, including a woman, believed to have died of heat stroke in Raipur. "Four bodies were recovered from separate place in Raipur on Sundayand inquiry is underway to check the actual cause of the death," Raipur Chief Medical...
  • Water crisis hits Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary 09-06-2014 11:27 PM

    The death of at least 10 panthers in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary over last six months has again raised the problem of scarce water in Rajasthan's wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Rajasthan is one of the few states that can boast of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries....
  • Delhi faces power crisis after storm damaged major transmission lines 09-06-2014 09:54 PM

    As Delhi sizzles under the sweltering heat, there seems to be no respite for Delhities. And to make matters worse were the long power cuts in certain parts of the national capital. According to authorities, the recent storm has damaged transmission lines and it will take 20 days to put...
  • Met predicts deficient rainfall this monsoon in India 09-06-2014 05:22 PM

    Predicting a deficient rain fall this monsoon, the Met department on Monday said that the El Nino weather phenomenon is likely to be week in India this year. Monsoon rainfall is likely to be below normal at 93 per cent, says Science Minister Jitendra Singh. Informing that the southwest monsoon...
  • Beating the heat in Delhi 09-06-2014 02:29 PM

    Heat is at its peak and people who are out on the streets face the brunt of it the most. CNN-IBN reporter Saahil tells us how people are drinking lots of water and saying no to junk food to prevent themselves from getting a heat stroke. ...
  • Heat wave continues in North India, monsoon's progress slow 09-06-2014 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: North India is in the grip of a severe heat wave with temperatures crossing the 45 degree Celsius mark in several areas. In Delhi the maximum temperature touched a 62-year high at 47.8 degree Celsius on Sunday and the Meteorological Department says there is no relief in sight...
  • Delhi: Scorching heat on Sunday, mercury rises to 47.8 degrees Celsius 08-06-2014 07:08 PM

    Intense heat, extreme hot winds and power cuts continued to make life miserable in the national capital on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at five notches above the season's average at 45.1 degrees Celsius. No relief is expected on Monday, officials said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD),...
  • North India sizzles under blistering heat, Nowgong records 47.8 degree Celsius 08-06-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no respite from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the Met department has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10. According to the predictions...
  • Hot Sunday morning in Delhi 08-06-2014 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: It was a hot Sunday morning in Delhi with a minimum of 28.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day. "The sky will remain clear. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius," said an India...
  • Heat wave continues to sweep across Rajasthan, Churu boils at 46.8 degrees Celsius 07-06-2014 09:05 PM

    Rajasthan continued to reel under intense heat conditions on Saturday with Jaipur recording the season's highest temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius. Churu was the hottest place in the desert state on Saturday and recorded a maximum temperature of 47.6 degree Celsius, the Met department said here today. It was followed...
  • Sweltering heat grips Uttarakhand plains, Dehradun burns at 41 degrees C 07-06-2014 07:11 PM

    Sweltering heat gripped the plains of Uttarakhand with the mercury in Dehradun hovering around 41 degrees celsius in the city on Saturday. No respite from heat is expected in the next 4-5 days with no indication of rain so far and the monsoon at least two weeks away, MeT office...
  • Delhi sizzles under blistering heat, 44.9 degree Celsius temperature recorded 07-06-2014 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: The national capital continued to sizzle under blistering heat with the maximum temperature on Saturday settling at 44.9 degree Celsius, a day after the city experienced the hottest day of this summer. The maximum temperature was five notches above normal and slightly below from Friday's 45 degree Celsius....