In pics- India experiences heatwave, might get a relief in May
The India Meteorological Department on Wednesday (April 27) predicted heatwaves conditions across the country for at least the next five days and not only this, the department has issued a warning for heatwave for at least five states saying India to experience its “hottest summer ever” with almost 45 degrees Celsius in huge sections of the country.
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The national capital experienced a warm morning on Thursday, with the meteorological office forecasting a heatwave in the region throughout the day, with the maximum temperature to reach 43 degrees Celsius. An IMD scientist during a conversation with ANI said that in Delhi, a yellow alert has been issued due to the heat wave.
However, city’s minimum temperature was recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, just a notch above the normal temperature. The air quality index in Delhi remained in the poor quality at 293 at 9.05 am on Thursday, as per the statistics from the Central Pollution Control Board, PTI reported.
Heatwave conditions are expected in isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, northern Gujarat, according to IMD.
It furthers added the most certainly temperature will rise by around 2 Celsius over mist of the Northwest India over the next three days, then might fall out by 2 degrees.
Heatwave conditions, on the other hand, may take a back seat in early May. Temperatures are forecast to be blasting above 43 degrees Celsius.
Northwest India, in particular, saw the hottest March in 122 years in this year, with an average high temperature of 30.67 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous record of 30.67 degrees set in 2004.
In Rajasthan, maximum temperatures could reach 45 degrees Celsius. Rajasthan has scheduled four hours of factory outages, making it at least the third state, after Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh to halt industrial production in order to manage rising power demand during a scorching heat wave, ANI reported.
The state also imposed four-hour outages in rural area, exposing thousands of residents in the desert state to dangerously high temperatures with the summer heat yet to arrive until the cooling monsoon rains in June.
lack of rainfall
Earlier this month, the weather agency said that there will be shortage of rainfall due to the absence of active western disturbances over north India and any other major system over South India.