LUDHIANA: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for torrid heat conditions in Punjab till Sunday (May 13). The temperature is expected to cross 45 degree celsius mark. Most other parts of north India experienced scorching heat as Barmer in Rajasthan witnessed maximum temperatures touching 48 degrees Celsius on Thursday (May 12). People are advised to cover themselves before heading out in sun as for protection from severe heat waves.
An orange alert has been issued to caution people about a severe heatwave on Sunday (May 15). The National Capital had witnessed a hot and dry March. A heatwave at the month-end had sent the mercury soaring to 46 and 47 degrees Celsius in several parts of Delhi and Punjab.
Talking about the Southwest Monsoon, it is all set to arrive early with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands expected to receive first seasonal showers on May 15. "Southwest Monsoon is likely to advance into South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal around 15th May, 2022," the India Meteorological Department said in a statement here.