As the intense heatwave continues to grip North and Central India, Maharashtra’s Akola district has imposed Section 144 until May 31st to combat the severe conditions. On the second day of ‘Nautapa’ (the hottest nine days of the year), Sunday saw almost the entire northern region battling extreme heat and scorching winds.

🌡️ Record Temperatures Across North India

  • Delhi: The capital city recorded a sweltering maximum temperature of 45°C on Sunday.
  • Rajasthan: Phalodi witnessed the highest temperature in the country, soaring to an unprecedented 49.8°C.
  • Akola: Maharashtra’s hottest city, with temperatures exceeding 45°C.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that several parts of North and Central India experienced temperatures above 45°C on Sunday, with an alert issued for a potential heatwave on May 27th and 30th.


🚨 Heatwave Alert Issued

In addition to the extreme temperatures recorded:

  • Maharashtra: Akola has implemented Section 144, restricting gatherings to prevent heat-related incidents.
  • Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh: Heatwave alerts have been issued for these states, warning residents to take necessary precautions.


🌞 Coping with the Heat

Residents in the affected regions are advised to:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Stay indoors during peak heat hours, typically from 11 AM to 4 PM.
  • Wear Light Clothing: Opt for light-colored, loose-fitting clothes to stay cool.
  • Use Cooling Aids: Utilize fans, air conditioners, and cool showers to keep body temperatures down.


As the heatwave continues to intensify, it is crucial for everyone to take preventive measures to stay safe. Authorities are on high alert, and citizens are urged to follow guidelines to mitigate the adverse effects of this extreme weather.

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