NW India to experience slight respite from heat wave from April 13

Even as heat wave to severe heat wave conditions were observed over several areas across Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the spatial extent and intensity of heat wave spell is likely to reduce over northwest India from April 13.
NW India to experience slight respite from heat wave from April 13
A labourer drinks water as another looks on, on a hot summer day at a grain market in Chandigarh (Imge credits: Reuters)

NEW DELHI: "Under the influence of a Western Disturbance, light/moderate, isolated/scattered rainfall is likely over Western Himalayan region during April 12 to 15 with maximum intensity on April 13 when isolated rainfall is likely over Punjab and Haryana," the IMD bulletin warned.

Even as heat wave to severe heat wave conditions were observed over several areas across Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh on Monday, the spatial extent and intensity of heat wave spell is likely to reduce over northwest India from April 13.

However, the heat wave conditions would continue over Madhya Pradesh during next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said and warned that dust raising winds (speed 20-30 kmph) are very likely over southern parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana on April 12 and 13.

The highest maximum temperature was recorded at Ganganagar in Rajasthan at 45.5 degrees Celsius followed by Bopani (Faridabad, Haryana) at 45.3 degrees Celsius, Balasmand (district Hisar, Haryana) at 45.2 degrees Celsius, Sirsa (Haryana) at 44.9 degrees Celsius while Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh recorded 44.5 degrees Celsius.

The IMD has predicted no significant change in maximum temperatures is very likely over most parts of east India during the next three days and thereafter, they will fall by 2-3 degrees Celsius.

It also said that no significant change in maximum temperatures is very likely over most parts of Gujarat during the next three days and a gradual rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius thereafter.

The IMD also said heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely in many parts over Haryana and Delhi and in some parts over Punjab during next 24 hours and heat wave to severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over the same region on April 12.

Heat wave conditions in some parts are very likely over Madhya Pradesh during the next five days.

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