India in Heatwave Grip: heatwave grips India, with no relief in sight: The National capital, Delhi, as well as its neighboring areas, are expected to get slight relief from the extreme heat in the following 48 hours, as per to India Meteorological Department (IMD). The minimum, as well as maximum temperatures of the national capital, are probable to hover at 30 degree Celsius as well as 40 degree Celsius tomorrow on June 5.
In addition, the weather forecasting agency also projected that moderate to heavy rain, with chances of hail at one or two places very probable to carry on in the districts of Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Solan, Shimla, Kinnaur, Sirmaur, Mandi as well as Kullu in the next few hours. Along with the rain, they have also anticipated thundershowers together with lightning and gusty winds up to 40-50 km per hour.
Also on Saturday, the burning heatwave situations gripped large swathes of the nation as the mercury go across the 50-degree mark in Rajasthan’s Churu, while a number of other places underwent maximum temperatures noticeably above normal with the weatherman saying there is not going to be relief until next week.
The national capital on the other hand has also battled the weather conditions in the “red category” as the maximum temperature logged at the Palam observatory was 46.1C, as per to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The Safdarjung observatory documented a maximum of 43.5C.
On Saturday, the IMD said heatwave to extreme heatwave situations are very probable to prevail over Rajasthan, Vidarbha as well as Madhya Pradesh for the duration of the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi as well as south Uttar Pradesh for the period of the next three.
A heat wave is usually affirmed when the maximum temperature remains over 45 degrees Celsius for two repeated days.
Heatwave conditions also stepped up in Punjab and Haryana, with Narnaul (Haryana) scorching at 47.2 degrees Celsius. Hisar experienced intense heatwave situations at 45.6 degrees Celsius, three notches exceeding normal, as per a meteorological department report.
In Punjab, Amritsar and Ludhiana reeled under severe heatwave situations with 45.7 and 44.1 degrees Celsius, up by five degrees above normal, individually. Union Territory Chandigarh, which is also the common capital of Punjab and Haryana, sizzled at 42.4 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees above normal.
The conditions of heat wave in many parts with an extreme heat wave in isolated pockets very probable over East Madhya Pradesh as well as Vidarbha. East Rajasthan as well as in isolated pockets over Haryana, Marathwada Chhattisgarh, and Telangana are also probable to bear the effect of the summer heat.