IMD Predicts Heatwave and Yellow Alert in Delhi: Once again in many parts of the country, the problems of the people have increased due to the heat wave. Due to the ‘Heatwave’ running in Delhi on Saturday, the outbreak of heat increased further and at present there is no possibility of relief from it. Mangeshpur was the hottest place in the national capital and the maximum temperature was recorded at 47.1 degrees Celsius. Delhi’s base station Safdarjung Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 43.9 degrees Celsius, up from 42.2 degrees Celsius on Friday and 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
Sports Complex, Pitampura, Najafgarh, Jafarpur and Ridge recorded maximum temperatures of 46.9 °C, 46.5 °C, 46.2 °C, 45.7 °C and 45.5 °C, respectively. The Meteorological Office has issued a ‘Yellow Alert’ warning of ‘Loo’ at different places in Delhi on Sunday. The Meteorological Department has predicted that the sky will be mainly clear in the next 4 to 5 days, so the temperature may increase further.
Where is the heat wave?
After a few days of respite, the north-west and central parts of the country were again in the grip of heat wave with the temperature reaching above 44 degree Celsius in many towns and cities. The Meteorological Department office has said that there is a possibility of heatwave in Rajasthan, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Vidarbha, southern region of Uttar Pradesh and northern region of Madhya Pradesh for the next two to three days. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), strong winds with a speed of 30-40 kmph are likely in the north-west region of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on June 4-5.
Heat increased in Maharashtra too
On Friday, Chandrapur in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region recorded a maximum temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius, while at least 40 cities and towns in the north-west and central part of the country recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius and above. The Meteorological Office has said that the maximum temperature is expected to increase by two degrees Celsius in most areas of North-West and Central India.
In which states can it rain?
Between March and May, due to the absence of western disturbances or extra-tropical weather systems during the pre-monsoon months, the temperature remains high over parts of north-west and central India. Northwest India experienced the first thunderstorm of the season on May 24, bringing down temperatures across the region. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast an increase in rain activities in the southern region from June 7. Rainfall has also been predicted in Northeast India and West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.
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